BENEFITING: MULTICULTURAL CAREER INTERN PROGRAM
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!