After growing up in the organization and ultimately working as the director of early learning, Dr. Monette Ferguson has been appointed as the new executive director of Action for Bridgeport Community Development Inc. (ABCD). Dr. Ferguson, a Bridgeport native, has spent almost two decades in numerous positions at ABCD.
As an organization created in the 60’s, ABCD has gone on to serve more than 35,000 individuals annually. Dr Ferguson hopes to serve all of those individuals and more. Please see the message below for Dr. Ferguson’s statement as the new Executive Director.
Action for Bridgeport Community Development Inc. (ABCD, Inc.) has bee na strong support to the Greater Bridgeport community for almost 5 decades. Recently, we have been selected by our funding source to add Norwalk and Westport to our catchment area. I, along with my staff, have deemed it a privilege to provide much needed resources to our most vulnerable community members for decades to come.
As we prepare for the future you will be able to firsthand witness a transformation of ABCD, Inc. We are rebranding ourselves to ensure that you, our community, is served in the manner that best suits your needs with a holistic approach. We have heard your response to our Community Needs ASsessment, and have dedicated Board of Director members, staff, community, state/federal leaders and funder 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 deliver the services our community needs 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 ABCD, Inc.