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College for Hard-Working Immigrant Students

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THE STORY:

As a high school teacher in an urban school, each year I see the same story. Many of my students are immigrants, documented and undocumented. In March, my seniors begin to receive acceptance letters and financial aid packages from colleges. They hold their breaths that financial aid will cover the costs of college. For undocumented immigrant students, however, they hope against hope that finances will somehow add up -- most of the time they do not. Each year I sit and calculate finances with some students and am completely helpless to change their fates. These are real futures on the line. What happens now impacts their lives and those of their family members, current and future.

The donations will go to my school's non-profit arm called the Multicultural Career Intern Program, Inc. (http://www.mcip.checdc.org/) that, among other activities, provides merit scholarships to high-achieving students irrespective of their documentation status. 

The picture is of a student (in yellow) and me on her graduation day. She means a lot to me. She has inspired me in so many ways!

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$425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mien Patterson

    $50

  • Michael Mensik

    $50

  • Adrian Gomez-Moreno

    $25

  • Esther

    $50

  • The Walkers

    $50

  • Bana & Kabral

    $100

  • Veronique

    $100

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4% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $425 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Veronique

Veronique

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Bana & Kabral

Bana & Kabral

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Walkers

The Walkers

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Mien! 4 years ago

Esther

Esther

DONATION: $50

Mien - what a wonderful effort. Hope all is well. 4 years ago

Adrian Gomez-Moreno

Adrian Gomez-Moreno

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Michael Mensik

Michael Mensik

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mien Patterson

Mien Patterson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago