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This year as we celebrate the life and legacy of Kolajo Paul Afolabi, Kolajo Scholars share video postcards from campus! Times are tough but we will gather to celebrate with joy, hope, and gratitude.
The 9th Annual Virtual 5K for Kolajo, Saturday, September 25th anytime/anywhere. For more updates visit: www.facebook.com/5KforKolajo
We hope you consider giving at https://www.gofundme.com/f/annual-5k-for-kolajo-to-support-college-visions
Remembering Stephanie “Stuffs” Ogidan Preston
Stuffs was a beloved member of the CV community. As we mourn her passing and celebrate her life, we thank CV’s Founding Executive Director for sharing these thoughts and memories:
“Stuffs was a year younger and a couple inches shorter than me, yet I always found myself looking up to her. She was the kind of leader I aspire to be.
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We were able to celebrate our graduating high school seniors and college students this year at Roger Williams Park! Click here to view a photo gallery!
I remember sitting with my College Visions advisor, Raul Cervantes, talking about Clark University’s Accepted Students Day. Clark was my very last choice on my list of 7 total acceptances – so I was already hesitant about considering Clark. While I could come up with many reasons not to go, the biggest was that neither of my parents could go with me. My dad was not in the country and my mom didn’t speak or understand English fluently. How would I get there? What would it look like that I was there alone, when the other students had parents with them? What if I had no one to talk to? Being a first generation college student, these moments always invoked some deeper emotions.
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