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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

Melissa Rothman

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!

$10,455

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David & Deanna Molinario

    $100

  • Karen Catino

    $25

  • Cathy Hershcopf

    $100

  • The Clarkes

    $200

  • Chris O'Connor

     

  • Alex Rheaume

    $100

  • Daphne Firth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Dwyer Family

    $250

  • Pauline Fernandez

    $100

  • Dan O'Rourke

    $100

  • Liz and Brian Elowe

    $100

  • Mary Beth & Ray Medeiros

    $25

  • Amir Zfira

    $100

  • The Epps Family

    $50

  • Joe Becker

    $50

  • The DelMonico Family

    $50

  • John Flint

    $50

  • Steve Kortanek

    $100

  • Linda Cohen

    $50

  • Aunt Marj

     

  • Ilana

    $20

  • Joe MacLean

    $100

  • Frank & Teresa O'Connor

    $100

  • Michael Keefe

    $100

  • Danielle Prentis

     

  • Ken Frieze

    $100

  • Steven & Linda Fox

     

  • ward and lucy

    $500

  • Hunnicutt Winery

    $125

  • Robert deangelis

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brett and Amy Nizzo

     

  • The Cann Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jen & Kirk Blanchette

    $100

  • Patrick OMalley

    $100

  • Cheryl Carner

     

  • Keith and Natalie Vercauteren

    $100

  • Anna Romer

    $50

  • Spence Mehl

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Donna & Brad Shear

    $50

  • Esperanza Academy

    $350

  • Jeff, Tracy, Matthew, & Ciaran Fernandez

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Christina and Marcus Eckert

    $130

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Peter Antoszyk

    $50

  • Stephen Garvin

    $25

  • Stuart Kessler

    $100

  • Steven Gerbsman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michael Pizette

    $125

  • Tim & Robin Feeney

    $100

  • The Freelance Chef

    $40

  • Steven J. Reisman

    $180

  • George Yip

    $50

  • Steve Fernandez

    $50

  • Linda and Eddie Epps

    $25

  • Jaime Ward

    $50

  • Lisa Bain

    $20

  • Deb and Rob Taylor

    $50

  • Karen Degaeta

    $100

  • Leslie and Nate Levenson

    $100

  • Nancy and Gil Rebello

    $25

  • Joseph and Pam Medeiros

    $100

  • Dori and Larry Mariasis

    $100

  • Deborah Blicharz

    $150

  • Adam & Wendy Werner

    $100

  • Maria Simonetti

     

  • Karla MacKenzie

    $50

  • Lisa Coroa-Bockley

    $100

  • Tina Gibson

    $25

  • AJ Aubrey

    $50

  • Lisa Barrasso

    $50

  • Fran Garvin

    $50

  • Georgeanne & Zoe Nicozisin

    $150

  • Michele Ayou

     

  • Sheila Emmons

    $50

  • Jim Whitney

    $50

  • Shari Lisann & Chip Shore

    $100

  • GE matching gift

    $100

  • Bob and Jeananne Goodhue

    $200

  • Paul & Barbara Donovan

    $75

  • Linda and Robert Collamore

    $25

  • Lisa Lee

    $100

  • Teamanna

    $50

  • Christina Simonetti

    $100

  • Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Donovan, Mrs. Feeney & Mrs. Hopper

    $130

  • Jill Zeikel

    $100

  • Jeff Ganz

     

  • Joe and Ellen Rose

    $200

  • Jen and Blaine McKenelley

    $125

  • Mayer's

    $250

  • Ron & Karen Matros

    $100

  • Dave Bucharowski

    $100

  • Mary and Tom Williams

    $25

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139% Raised of $7,500 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

Mary and Tom Williams

Mary and Tom Williams

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dave Bucharowski

Dave Bucharowski

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ron & Karen Matros

Ron & Karen Matros

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mayer's

Mayer's

DONATION: $250

Good luck! 2 years ago

Jen and Blaine McKenelley

Jen and Blaine McKenelley

DONATION: $125

2 years ago

Joe and Ellen Rose

Joe and Ellen Rose

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Jeff Ganz

Jeff Ganz

Best of luck Melissa - I hope you have a great race and will be looking for you out on the course. 2 years ago

Jill  Zeikel

Jill Zeikel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Donovan, Mrs. Feeney & Mrs. Hopper

Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Donovan, Mrs. Feeney & Mrs. Hopper

DONATION: $130

You go, Melissa, girl. Have a good race and those of us who remember you as a Spice Girl are very proud! 2 years ago

Christina Simonetti

Christina Simonetti

DONATION: $100

2 years ago