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Umoja Goes to Washington, D.C.

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BENEFITING: UMOJA STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

EVENT DATE: Jul 23, 2015

THE STORY:

Umoja students and alumni have been invited to visit Washington, D.C. and join other recent high school graduates from across the country to learn more about going to and completing college. Many of the participants will be the first in their families to attend college.

About the Summit:

Help our young people cover their travel expenses to attend this one-day event in Washington, D.C. in July. Attendees will engage in resource-rich panels and discussions to better prepare for their academic journeys ahead, learn how to avoid common pitfalls, and network with other highly- driven and accomplished students and college alumni.

About the Students:

  • One of Umoja's alumni and Sullivan High School Class of 2014 graduate, Tenzin, has been invited to tell his story of the transition to college this past year. He was one of only 10 young people invited to the White House last summer by the Reach Higher initiative in recognition of the major academic and personals challenges he has overcome. He just finished his freshman year at Gustavus Adolphus College - just five short years after coming to the United States as a Tibetan refugee with very limited English speaking skills.
  • Devon is a Class of 2015 graduate of Roger C. Sullivan High School in Rogers Park. He has been captain of his school’s cross country team, a member of the baseball team, an active participant of the HOSA Future Health Professional’s program, and emcee of many school events including graduation. Despite struggling academically in 9th and 10th grade, Devon is going to take his talents and tenacity to Southern University and A&M College (as a first generation college student) in the fall to keep motivating and inspiring his peers to be their best selves.
  • Shaunice is a Class of 2015 graduate of Manley High School in North Lawndale. She is the youngest of three siblings raised in a single-parent household. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school, an accomplishment her mother has not yet achieved. As a dynamic young adult who has experienced hardships in her life, her positive outlook has not wavered. Shaunice was very active in school, including the National Honor Society and Upward Bound.  She is determined to achieve her goals, overcome challenges, and pursue new opportunities at the University of Illinois Springfield this fall.

With your support, these three young people will be able to go on a trip of a lifetime!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sharon Lindstrom

    $100

  • Mr. D.

    $25

  • Barbara Letscher

    $200

  • Pat M.

    $50

  • Kwame Mensah

    $100

  • The Monacella Family

    $50

  • Rev. Gary & Linda Heedum

    $100

  • Dr. Kofi & Mrs. Akua Mensah

    $100

  • Niral Desai

     

  • Evan Newton

    $75

  • Biren Desai and Loree Patel

     

  • Donald Zuhn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deture Culsign, Architecture+Interiors

     

  • Levinson Family

    $200

  • Joe and Rosalie Novara

    $100

  • Doug, Andrea & Sam Leff

    $50

  • Whitney Shinkle Rider

     

  • Karen & Dick

    $50

  • Mr. A Smith

    $135

  • Anonymous

    $25

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81% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,625 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mr. A Smith

Mr. A Smith

DONATION: $135

Congrats to everyone. I am proud of everyone involved in this wonderful trip! 3 years ago

Karen & Dick

Karen & Dick

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Whitney Shinkle Rider

Whitney Shinkle Rider

3 years ago

Doug, Andrea & Sam Leff

Doug, Andrea & Sam Leff

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Joe and Rosalie Novara

Joe and Rosalie Novara

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Levinson Family

Levinson Family

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Deture Culsign, Architecture+Interiors

Deture Culsign, Architecture+Interiors

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Donald Zuhn

Donald Zuhn

DONATION: $50

3 years ago