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You can make college dreams come true by investing in outstanding DC high school scholars who have:
- A passion for success
- A strong sense of community
January 18, 2019 8:30 am
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005
UPO’s been a leader in the fight against poverty for 56 years. We are innovators, change makers, and advocates for people on the path to self-sufficiency.
Your donation provides Joseph A. Beavers Scholarships for outstanding low-income DC high school students and supports the programs of UPO.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski
As President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 1992, Dr. Hrabowski has pioneered programs to help minority students succeed in math and science; these programs have become national models. U.S. News and World Reportranks UMBC among the nation’s “Most Innovative” universities, and ranks it highly for the “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” The magazine also chose Dr. Hrabowski as an inaugural inductee into the STEM Solutions Leadership Hall of Fame.
He is the author of Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEMand was appointed by President Obama to chair the President’s Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. Dr. Hrabowski will speak on the theme of Education, Excellence, and Equity.
What does your support mean?
Your generous donation creates opportunities for students like Erica Davis, a 2011 Beavers Scholar who graduated from the University of Kansas, earning her Bachelors in Social Welfare in 2016. She earned her Master’s in Social Work in 2017 and is now a Clinical Counselor at Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, DC’s Ward 7. Erica is the first person from her family to graduate from college, which is true for the overwhelming majority of our scholars.
“The Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship was the best thing that ever happened to me,” says Ms. Davis. “It gave me the courage to grow in ways that I could not imagine. I am now a well-rounded, culturally humble and competent person, hungry for equality and equity. I am determined to seek justice and empower others.”
You can help scholars like Erica Davis grow wings with your donation to UPO today.