Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, the agency will be providing services remotely by mail and telephone, until further notice. Please stay connected with us though our website, Facebook, or Instagram. Please direct all other questions by leaving a message on our general mailbox at (203) 366-8241. The mailbox will be checked regularly and calls returned within 48 to 72 hours. Please see Programs menu for specifics.


Alliance for Community Empowerment’s sole mandate is to assist the underserved. Alliance for Community Empowerment concentrates its efforts and resources on identifying and eliminating the causes of poverty rather than only dealing with its effects. Alliance for Community Empowerment’s actions are directed towards promoting appropriate institutional change and enabling the underserved to become self-sufficient contributors to society.

Early Learning

Children’s health, social
services and education.


After school and summer
programs for children K-12.


Winter fuel oil and utility
heating bills assistance.


Comprehensive goal-oriented
development support services.

A letter from our Executive Director

Alliance for Community Empowerment, formerly ABCD has been a strong support to the Greater Bridgeport community for half a century. Recently, we have been selected by our funding source to add Norwalk and Westport to our catchment area. I, along with my staff, take this responsibly very seriously and deem it a privilege to be the provider of much needed resources to our most vulnerable community going forward.

In preparation for the future we’ve begun the transformation from ABCD to the Alliance for Community Empowerment. We are rebranding ourselves to ensure that you, our community, is holistically served. We have heard your response to our Community Needs Assessment, and have dedicated Board of Director members, staff, community, state/federal leaders and funders that have a vested interest in you and your family’s success. Over time, we will work to improve and expand our services, diversify our funding sources while partnering with other community agencies to serve our community’s need to evolve out of the cycle of poverty towards self-reliance.

Our promise and commitment to you is grounded in the past success of community champions, such as our past Executive Director and others. We are here to provide linkages and resources with respect and excellence.

Welcome to the new Alliance for Community Empowerment.

Dr. Monette Ferguson

Executive Director

Dr. Monette Ferguson

Your generosity helps further our mission in the community.

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