CollegeBound Initiative Grads Celebrate
Tears flowed freely among the hundreds gathered to pay homage to the victory of inner-city high school students who conquered seemingly insurmountable odds including living in shelters for years, lack of funds and single parent families, to gain full scholarships to some of the best colleges in the northeast. The triumph of the students was shared by the founder of the CollegeBound Initiative Ann Tisch, as college presidents from Gettysburg, Rochester and a provost from Cornell were awarded plaques.
How did it happen? Ann’s vision was to have a full-time expert college counselor in high schools around the city. In speaking to the students below about where they were heading, all from different high schools, all with dreams of different majors, they all agreed on one thing: the college counselor whom they consulted every day was the key that enabled them to succeed.
Auguri Ann and Andrew Tisch for making the dreams of young inner-city students come true!
Some of the students were: Amber McComb, student at High School for International Studies, going to Marist College, English major.
Nicole Dailey, student at Global Studies High School, going to St. Bonaventure University.
Kassandra Rosales, student at Academy for Social Action, going to University of Albany, mathematics/engineering major.
Victor Allen, student at Global Studies High School, going to Daemen College, international business major.
Ledwin Martinez, student at Urban Assembly School, going to New York University, political science major.
Chad Singh, student at Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, going to Syracuse University, the superb master of ceremonies. #