BENEFITING: COLLEGE VISIONS
EVENT DATE: Sep 19, 2015
***YOU DID IT!***Together you've donated almost $7,000 to honor Kolajo and support first-gen students! The CV board will give a $2,000 match, which means we are so close to raising $9,000. Thank you all, your love and support is amazing!
***BIG NEWS*** If we meet our $6,000 goal for the Kolajo 5K, the CV Board will give a $2,000 match! Please help us get there and raise $8,000 for first-gen college students!
***WOW*** We are a third of the way to our Kolajo 5K goal! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has given. Your gift comes as CV is sending 69 first-gen college students off for their first year of college. Thank you for honoring Kolajo by supporting the dreams of talented young people!
Join us to celebrate Kolajo!
This is the 3rd year we will gather to celebrate Kolajo's life. On Saturday, September 19th, we hope you will honor Kolajo by running, jogging, and walking with us (in person and virtually) to support the first-generation college students served by College Visions.
How to participate: This is a "virtual" 5K, so run or walk wherever you are, whenever you want on September 19th. We encourage you to bring friends and family along and wear your favorite Kolajo-inspired running gear (e.g. booty shorts, knee socks, sweatbands, general fabulousness)!
About College Visions: College Visions empowers low‐income and first‐generation college‐bound students to realize the promise of higher education by providing advising and resources to promote college enrollment, persistence, and graduation. College Visions advances equal access to educational opportunities in historically under‐served communities.
Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program: Founded in 2004, CV served 10 high school students in its first class. We now serve 350 students and we have celebrated 190 college graduations with students attending schools including: Bentley, Brandeis, Brown, Clark, Connecticut College, CCRI, Florida International, Goucher, Guilford, Holy Cross, McDaniel, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern, Providence, RIC, Smith, Union, URI, U Rochester, and Wabash.
In 2009, CV launched the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program (CSP) in order to raise college graduation rates by providing students with support through college. Nationally only 11% of low-income, first-generation students graduate from college within 6 years. In contrast, 61% of CV college students graduate within 6 years. Those impressive numbers mean that with your help CV students are achieving their dreams, supporting their families, and growing Rhode Island's battered economy.
Read more about the Kolajo Paul Afolabi College Success Program here:
Watch CV and UW grad Darline speak about her first-gen experience:
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