Abyssinian Development Corporation NY

The Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) is a leading community development corporation dedicated to building the human, social, and physical capital in Harlem. Since 1989, ADC has addressed the complex, interconnected challenges facing the Harlem community. The genesis of ADC was the passionate response of The Abyssinian Baptist Church parishioners to a call from the pulpit of Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III. Reverend Butts encouraged the congregation to rebuild its community brick by brick and block by block. From a humble office in the basement of the church, in a relatively short period of time, ADC has grown into a nationally renowned comprehensive community and economic development corporation.