Since desegregation, A Better Chance has served talented students of color by opening the doors through which they can best develop their innate potential.  Across the United States, scholars of A Better Chance attend the nation’s premier college preparatory schools, where they grow, thrive, and become the leaders we all want to see in the world—as have generations of Alumni before them.

“Our mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society”-Francisco Tezén, CEO at A Better Chance.

Paymerang supports the growth and advancement of A Better Chance through the automation of A Better Chance’s Accounts Payable department.

“I first learned about Paymerang through the Blackbaud BBCon Conference,” said Damaris Watkins, Finance and Admin Manager at A Better Chance, “The implementation process was very easy and convenient and it didn’t feel like it took a lot of work for us to get up and running. The user interface allows for us to work from anywhere and make sure our bills still get paid. It became an essential tool during the pandemic”.

Paymerang Payment Automation provided A Better Chance with a completely paperless payment process while reducing costs, increasing efficiency, improving security, and reducing reconciliation time.


As Vice President of Business Development, Colleen establishes and maintains effective working relationships with our corporate strategic partners. From evaluating and onboarding new partners to building corporate partnership strategies and training sales team members to coordinating thought leadership and growth opportunities, Colleen manages all things for our strategic partnerships.