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Esperanza Academy Runs the 2015 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC

ORGANIZER: ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Mark Shipley

THE STORY:

ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC wrote -

Esperanza Academy, which means "hope" in Spanish,  is an independent, tuition-free middle school where disadvantaged girls from Lawrence, MA are welcomed into an empowering learning community.

Esperanza Academy offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with cocurricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills, and spirituality.  The pride of Esperanza is its students:  Girls who are willing to learn for almost 10 hours a day, 11 months of the year, against very challenging odds.

The city of Lawrence consistently ranks among the lowest in high-school graduation rates in the Commonwealth.  The teenage-pregnancy rate is four times the state average.  Niniety-one percent of Esperanza students speak a language other than English at home.  Because Esperanza accepts students using a lottery system, many of our students have never received the attention, nurturing, and support they need to gain the academic and social capital to achieve success.

Esperanza Academy has many noteworthy accomplishments over the past 8 years; all of our middle school students have moved onto secondary programs at private and public institutions. Remarkably, 100% of our first two high school classes have graduated in four years and 80% of those students are currently enrolled in college. The Academy is exceedingly proud of the accomplishments of these girls.  They bolster our steadfast commitment to strive even harder to advance our mission and keep alive their Hope for a bright and productive future.

Our entire Esperanza Academy thanks you for supporting our school!

$6,176

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark Shipley

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dana and Christine Erikson

    $500

  • Betsy Hutchings

     

  • Mark the Beast!

    $250

  • David Dargie

    $100

  • Esperanza Academy

    $350

  • PB

    $200

  • Dick and Deanna Cryan

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Conkey

    $100

  • Bob Hawkes

    $150

  • Bob Rifkin

    $100

  • Susannah Goodwin

     

  • friend of Mark Shipley

    $50

  • Tim Philpott

    $50

  • Mark Shipley

    $500

  • Jason Late

    $75

  • Curt Schibli

    $100

  • Deborah Blicharz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $776

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kevin Connolly and family

    $50

  • Brookfield Investment Management

    $1,000

  • Steve Baker

    $100

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124% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $30,849 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Rothman

Amount Raised

$10,455

 

139% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Wilson

Amount Raised

$8,678

 

87% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Shipley

Amount Raised

$6,176

 

124% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC

Amount Raised

$5,540

 

22% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Brookfield Investment Management

Brookfield Investment Management

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Kevin Connolly and family

Kevin Connolly and family

DONATION: $50

way to go Mark!!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $776

Mark, You reached your donation goal, now reach the finish line. Good luck. 3 years ago

Deborah Blicharz

Deborah Blicharz

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Curt Schibli

Curt Schibli

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jason Late

Jason Late

DONATION: $75

Mark! Good luck in reaching your charity and marathon time goal! 3 years ago

Mark Shipley

Mark Shipley

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Tim Philpott

Tim Philpott

DONATION: $50

3 years ago