BENEFITING: SCO Family Services
EVENT DATE: Jun 25, 2013
21 9th Avenue @ 13th Street
CFL provides a range of neighborhood-based family and social services to the densely populated, low-income, and primarily immigrant population of Sunset Park. Many of the kids in this community are the first to graduate high school in their family.
College poses a challenge on multiple fronts for these families: cost/debt-burden, need for immediate income at home, and lack of knowledge on the opportunities that a higher education can present. Worrying about how to pay for college and taking out loans is something that I feel personally about. I was lucky enough to have the guidance and mentorship to understand the importance of higher education as well as the opportunities it would afford. Through CFL, I hope to share my experiences with these families in Brooklyn and help them also further their vision to invest in their futures.