Because of the guidance and support you help provide, Cristal Marte is currently enrolled at Rhode Island College, where she is a Nursing major who will be graduating in the fall of 2019! Like most first-generation students, Cristal didn’t know much about the college admissions process, but knew the importance of pursuing higher education, not only for herself, but for her family’s future.
“I was moved to get involved with CV and to be a donor because I was impressed with the work they do and impact CV makes on the students they serve. Ensuring college access and support to first-gen students is incredibly important to me and I am blessed to be a small part of it.” – Michael Fournier
Michael Fournier is a CV supporter, friend, and previous board member! He is truly a superstate in his community and has been in a number of Senior Leadership roles! Now as a retiree, he supports small to mid-size non-profits around Capacity Building, Executive Coaching and Professional Development! Read his interview below!
[Read more…] about Meet CV Supporter: Michael Fournier
“The conference was a great opportunity for me to enhance my knowledge on the stories and perspectives of black people and people of color. As well as network with people who have the same interests as me and can help me in the future.” – Markeem R., E-Cubed ’19
Markeem is a senior at E-Cubed Academy who’s interests lie in areas like Computer Science, African-American Studies, Political Science and Film/Photography! Recently, with support of his College Visions advisor, he was able to volunteer at The Data for Black Lives conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Read about his experience below:
[Read more…] about Students on the move with Markeem Vee Rodrigues
Cheikh is a senior at Connecticut College studying Government and Global Islamic Studies with a minor in Arabic. His passion for politics, governmental structures and a desire to make positive change not only led him to his major, but he was able to land some impressive and exciting internships!
“My experience with UNRWA is unprecedented compared to anything I have done for my post grad plans, I experienced working in a professional work setting, as well as learning more about UN’s role in international politics. My internship experience motivated me to write an honors thesis exploring funding cuts to UN agencies by member states (Thesis currently in works)” – Cheikh Gaye, Connecticut College ‘19
Read his interview below!
[Read more…] about Studying Abroad in Jordan and Lebanon with Cheikh
Do you love to travel? How does travel add to your life? Many students and alumni take advantage of opportunities to travel abroad whether that be for study abroad, volunteering, or leisure. Yuselly Mendoza is a recent college grad, who had the opportunity to reconnect with family and volunteer within a community she can call home.
“As a graduation gift to myself, I decided to travel to Guatemala. I not only had the amazing opportunity to reconnect with extended family but also did volunteer work at the School Oficial Rural Mixta Tecun Uman Aldea Zejuyup as a bilingual teacher assistant.” – Yuselly Mendoza, Rhode Island College ’18
[Read more…] about Journey to Guatemala