WHAT IS ABBA LEADERSHIP CENTER?
(ABBA) The Able Body of Believers Alliance is a 501(C) (3) not- for-profit, Faith-based organization that is located in Hempstead, New York. ABBA takes a holistic approach in addressing the needs of men and women in our community. We focus on reuniting men and women with their families in a covenant keeping relationship that naturally combats the negative influence of drugs, crime, violence, gangs and poverty. Biblical principles are the building blocks of all our teaching and they are the foundation for the reason we exist.
Pivotal to ABBA is reaching men and women entangled in the criminal justice system, to reduce the high rate of recidivism. ABBA LEADERSHIP CENTER INC. recognize that in order for ABBA to it reach it objective the combine effort of the entire affected community must be brought to bare if we are to effectively address the crisis of the dysfunctional male. A cross section of community-based and faith-based organizations must form an alliance to work in unison to meet the need, and develop a comprehensive strategy to rebuild the broken lives of men and women in crisis situations; be it jail, homeless shelters, drugs and alcohol program or the average “Joe” aimlessly going through the motion of life. The bible say, “though one be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV). A broad based partnership alliance of community and faith-based organizations is absolutely essential to the healing and restoration of disenfranchised men and women in the criminal justice system.
JOB READINESS/LIFESKILLS WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE HARD-TO-EMPLOY:
In November of 2010 ABBA Leadership Center, in partnership with the Zenith Group Inc., Hi-Lume Corp and Conifer Lechase implemented a pilot work experience Job-Readiness-Training- Program for hard-to-employ ex-offenders and high-risk youth and young adults in the construction industry. Working with chronically unemployed high-risk ex-offenders and young adults, we initially placed 14 men on a construction site in the Village of Hempstead. The resulting success of this initiative has allowed ABBA to expand it pilot program to several other construction sites, including Mills Creek construction site at 303 N. Main Street in Hempstead and West Hempstead. The success of this pilot
program has necessitated the creation of two new full time staff positions: (1) A Job Development Director, and (2) a ex-offender Job Development Specialist.
Our Summer Youth Jobs Program is a three-prong approach to address the systemic problem of unemployment of youth in low-come working class communities. The Village of Hempstead is a high unemployment minority community, with unemployment of youth as high as 40%. Youth in these communities are rarely afforded the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while they are young. Many come from underserved underemployed communities that make it difficult to transition into the job market upon completion of their primary education. Simply put, no work experience leads to no jobs, no jobs leads to negative behavior, negative behavior leads to high probability of entanglement in the criminal justice system. Make no mistake about it, many of the youth we are targeting are not engaging in negative activities, but leaving them idle during the hot summer months of school recess is a recipe for trouble.
This initiative is "NOT EXCLUSIVE" to ex-offenders, but instead focus on chronically un-employed
men and women throughout the Village of Hempstead and surrounding communities of Nassau County.
ABBA LEADERSHIP CENTER
RECONSTRUCTING BROKEN LIVES
"NO ONE PERSON CAN HELP EVERYBODY, BUT EVERYBODY CAN HELP SOMEBODY
- WHAT IS ABBA LEADERSHIP CENTER
- FOCUS OF MINISTRY
- ABOUT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
- work experience JOB READINESS PROGRAM
- ANNAUL PRE-MOTHERS DAY CELEBRATION
- FATHERS DAY EVENT
- Back to school backpack give-away 2013
- Annual Banquet 2015
- SPECIAL EVENT
- ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
- COLLAGE OF MINISTRY
- Mother's Day 2012
- ABBA LEADERSHIP CENTER CLEBRATES 10 YEARS OF MINISTRY
- ABBA LEADERSHIP CENTER
- BLACK JOB MATTER
- ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM