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Wayne State University

Wayne State University
CROWDRISE : Mar 21, 2014
Tax ID: 38-6028429
BASED: Detroit, MI, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://highprogram.wayne.edu/about.php

Wayne State University

HIGH PROGRAM MISSION

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program helps financially stressed students at Wayne State University reach their goal to graduate. The program provides resources for students-in-need, such as housing support, textbooks and other school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance. The mission of the program is to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges.

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program began in 2013 with a goal to help homeless, precariously housed and financially challenged students to persist in their goal to earn a degree from Wayne State University. 

Wayne State University has long been a place of both opportunity and excellence, providing access to education at a world-class research institution of higher learning. Promising students attend Wayne State with a goal to earn their degree and achieve their dreams for personal and professional success. These students come from across the country and around the world. Yet the majority of Wayne State students call Michigan their home. Nearly 90 percent of students come from the tri-county area surrounding the university and 14 percent are from the city of Detroit. As a result, Wayne State is an important contributor of professional talent in Michigan, in addition to serving as an engine of economic growth and social progress. Wayne State takes pride in ensuring all students demonstrating promise, dedication and persistence have the opportunity to earn a degree and graduate prepared for success. 

Wayne State University’s first lady, Jacqueline Wilson, established the HIGH Program so that students do not have to choose between financing basic necessities   and earning a degree.

Some students at Wayne State are homeless, some are precariously housed, and some must choose between paying school bills and paying for other necessities. These students may be reluctant to seek help, may lack family and community support and may face low expectations. Sometimes a helping hand, a few dollars, or consistent housing can mean the difference between earning a college degree and dropping out. 

Why should you help? Students at Wayne State are working hard for a successful life. Regardless of the hardships some may face, they are determined to graduate and contribute to the world. Through the HIGH Program, you have an opportunity to transform lives. 

Fundraisers

Team 128

Team 128

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

College of Education

College of Education

Amount Raised:

$100

EACPHS Diversity Scholarship Riders

EACPHS Diversity Scholarship…

Amount Raised:

$810

 

16% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Wayne State University HIGH Program

Wayne State University HIGH …

Amount Raised:

$1,285

 

13% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Events

2017 Baroudeur

2017 Baroudeur

Amount:

$6,833