The money you give to AGAINST ALL ODDS! will help minority students and immigrant families break the cycle of poverty!
Join 300 Edu-Futuro guests and stakeholders including elected officials, school board members, and administrators from Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties, and the City of Alexandria. Celebrate the success of first-generation college-bound students, and the wellbeing of immigrant and Latino families!
Against All Odds! will spotlight the hard work and academic success of the students in the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), and their families' resilience. Each year, more than 500 high school youth partake in this college readiness series which matches students with mentors and helps them prepare for college. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, 47 high school seniors graduated from ELP II last spring and collectively won $2.5M in scholarships for their first year of college and $5.5M in four-year renewable college scholarships and financial aid!
Silent Auction and VIP reception.
6:30 to 7:00 pm
- Keynote and Award Ceremony honoring Corporate Partner of the Year - OCC, Community Partner of the Year - VA Tech, and the Special Recognition Award to Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik.
- Presentation of Dr. Marjorie L. Myers Scholarship.
7:00 to 8:00 pm
If you have any questions please contact Carolyn Amacher at email@example.com or 314-705-6446. Thank you.
We will send you the link to your email when you register.
Ginger Geoffrey and John Andelin • Arlington Partnership For Affordable Housing - APAH • Leidos • Clifford Chance • Shirley Bloomquist
Elizabeth Lodal • George and Jessica Springsteen
Alexandria City Public Schools, Arlington Community Foundation, Arlington County Community Development Fund, Arlington Public Schools, Cafritz Foundation, Comcast Foundation, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia - Community Investment Fund, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia - LEAF, Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool, Greater Washington Community Foundation - CENSUS 2020, Greater Washington Community Foundation - Open Societies Foundation, Hattie M. Strong Foundation, Herb Block Foundation, Inter American Development Bank, Mexican Embassy - IME-Becas, Meyer Foundation, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William, TK Foundation, Truist Foundation, Unidos US (Digital Innovation Program & Financial Empowerment Network), Verizon Foundation, Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, Washington Forrest Foundation, World Bank - Community Connections Campaign
Thank you for your support!
Your contribution to Against All Odds! publicly demonstrate your commitment to the success of first-generation students and their families. Thank you!
See you on Zoom on Nov 6th (we will email you a link) for Against All Odds!
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Silent Auction and VIP reception
7:00 - 8:00 pm:
- Keynote and Award Ceremony honoring Corporate Partner of the Year - OCC, Presented to Jeanne Balcom, First Vice President / Regulatory Policy;
Community Partner of the Year - Virginia Tech, Presented to Dr. Karen Sanders, Associate Vice Provost for College Access and Chief Diversity Officer, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine;
and the Special Recognition Award - Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchik, Providence District.
- Presentation of Dr. Marjorie L. Myers Scholarship to two outstanding first-generation students.