Transitioning from high school to college is an important milestone in a young person’s life. It is also a stressful time where important decisions like how much a student will take out in student loans, what college campus feels right to them, and what career path will lead them to their idea of success, are decided upon.
Alfonso was one of the students making those decisions to not only better his life, but that of his family. He says, “I would have never gotten the opportunity of being a college graduate if my family hadn’t worked as hard as they did in factories to provide for me. They are the reason I’m here right now and I’m very grateful for that. It’s a debt that can never be repaid!”
There are so many low-income, first-generation college graduates, who feel the same way—”it’s a debt that can never be repaid”, but they all do try. With your support, CV graduates become the first in their families to earn a college degree, find a meaningful career, and reach financial stability, and that is also a debt that can never be repaid.
Your gifts open doors for so many low-income, first-generation students like Alfonso. Because of you, he was able to persist on to earn his B.S. in Business Management from Rhode Island College and is now ready to take hold of all his future has to offer!
Here is what he wants to tell you about the power of your support:
“To the donors, know that the money you invest will help thousands of students reach their goals. In the long-run, donors are actually helping the economy tremendously by ensuring that students receive all the support they need to never give up. At times I wanted to give up, but that would destroy everything my parents, grandparents, professors, and CV has helped me build in order for me to be successful. Without CV and supporters like you, I wouldn’t have known how to apply to FAFSA, pay back my loans, and other financial responsibilities. Thank you CV for guiding me and thank you CV supporters for making this possible.”
We hope you will consider giving to College Visions by June 30th. When you give, you help young people take the necessary steps towards a transformative future!
With many thanks,
Your College Visions Family
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