A Chance In Life

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World Kitchen

A Chance In Life was founded in 1945 by Monsignor Carroll-Abbing, a priest who left his position at the Vatican to serve the thousands of war orphans living on the streets of Italy after WWII. Seventy-five years later, A Chance In Life serves refugee youth in Italy, poor and disabled youth in Ethiopia, and children from marginalized communities in India and Latin America.

“On the occasion of our 75th Anniversary in 2020, we have expanded our programs to serve children in Mexico, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Our mission is to give at-risk youth a chance in life, and we have successfully supported over 35,000 young people through our Towns around the world. Together with our local partners, we serve over 4,000 children each year.

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