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2020 2nd Quarter Recap!

Hi Dreamers!

We have been busy, busy, busy throughout Q2 here at Scholar & A Dream. From building a 6 week design thinking web series for a Brooklyn Community Center, to awarding multiple laptops through our video contest, and last but not least announcing our 2020 Scholarship winners! 

As previously mentioned, it’s important we continue to support one another as a community. So let’s keep our spirits high and continue to push through. We wish you and your families all the best.


Please see below on all things Scholar & A Dream that have been going on the past few months. Thanks to your unwavering support for our cause, here are some of the things Scholar & A Dream has been able to accomplish this past quarter. 

Brownsville Community Justice Center Tech Workshop

 
Our Programming team has been hard at work, and our latest workshop was a success! The team built a 6 week online program covering all phases of "Design Thinking" a creative problem solving framework used to understand a target user, challenge assumptions, redefine problems, and create innovative solutions to prototype and test a business concept. 

If you work in education and would like for us to bring our programs to your classrooms, or have topics in mind that you would like to see covered, reach out to us via email or on Social Media!
 

Congratulations to Our 2020 Scholars

This year we’ve received over 50 scholarship applications from motivated and impressive students of color IN ALL 5 BOROUGHS! All of these high school graduates have shown poise and dedication in overcoming all the hurdles that this year has brought forth. This is a testament to their desire and motivation to advance themselves academically and professionally. We are happy to welcome this year’s award recipients into the Scholar & and A Dream family! Meet our scholars below.

Name: Farah Bey
School: Howard University (Class of 2024)
Major: Marketing
Hobbies: Cooking, Thrift Shopping, Running, Musical Theatre
Quote: “I plan to use my college education to help elevate small businesses in the Bronx”.

Name: Andrea Garcia
School: Queens College (Class of 2024)
Major: Political Science (Pre-Law)
Hobbies: Reading, Political Research
Quote: “I want to become an Immigration Attorney so that I can provide support and guidance to families experiencing immigration issues”
Name: Bonnie Huang
School: Adelphi University (Class of 2024)
Major: Nursing 
Hobbies: Dancing, Socializing, STEM.  
Quote: “I want to become a Nurse so that I can use my knowledge and expertise to educate and support the elderly and children in my community”.
Name: Jaden Kwakye
School: Nova Southeastern University (Class of 2024)
Major: Dental Program 
Hobbies: Basketball, Reading, Fashion.  
Quote: “Addressing oral health in a very important step in maintaining overall health. I plan to use my education to educate my community, and also open affordable clinics”.

COVID-19 Student Relief UPDATE

Our laptop giveaway will provide continued access to classes, tutors, and counselors to high school students during this critical time in their growth.

Please continue to forward this giveaway this to any students, or any schools/teachers that may know students in need of a laptop at this time. Additional info can also be found on our Instagram.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in one way or another. As students worldwide adjust to the new norm of remote learning, we can see clearly how wide the education gap is. Having access to your own computer at home is a luxury many students don’t have, be it sharing a computer with family or not owning one at all.
 
#ScholarSpotlight
One year later, Lets check in on our Scholar family!
 

Don't Forget to Donate!

Follow the link below to donate to the scholarship fund. To help us reach our 2020 fundraising goals consider setting up repeating monthly donations, anything helps!  We sincerely appreciate everyone who continues to support the cause as we grow and expand the foundation in these unprecedented times.
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Thank you to all of our donors this quarter, without you none of this is possible:

Gabrielle Bennett, Shoshana Brodman, Dave Chess, Galen Corey, Ethan Corcoran, Alexandra Edinger, Jean Ho,  Cynthia Lategan, Amelia Leung, Wander Polanco, Nick Soh, Nick Felker, Anna Hua,  Meredith Wagner Dyrszka,  Tracy Shu, Anastasia Soetanto (Tas), Alysha Maris, Rachel Meyers, Katen Manion, Edgar Barragan, Rodney Jonace, Sophia Dalce, Kwabea O'Brien, Brandon Parrott, Ricky Mixon, Tiffany Minott, Lucy Orozco, Dion Paul

Google, Boston Consulting Group, KPMG

And of course everyone else that has donated through their employers or anonymously.

 

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Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all of our upcoming programming, events, workshops and mentorship opportunities. Visit our website to learn more about us and access our donation page!
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