Happy Friday Everyone!
My name is Yvette Boafo and I recently graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I will be attending the School of Social Welfare at SUNY Albany in the fall to pursue my Master’s in Social Work. While at the University, I remained actively involved, holding positions within the Department of Residential Life, Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation Office and Career Services. My experiences as an undergraduate has allowed me to develop as a professional and sparked my interest in student affairs, non-profit management, and higher education. This summer, I will be serving at Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar (CRSAS) as a Summer Service Scholar through Siena College Americorps program. I hope to contribute the skills I have acquired to assist in achieving the goals of the incorporation. I also hope to gain new skills by learning the tools needed to successfully run a not for profit organization. I am very passionate about helping others succeed and I believe serving at CRSAS will allow me to do that. I look forward to meeting the scholars enrolled in the program and communicating with previous members to build an alumni network. Congratulations to the 2013 graduates, the world awaits you!
Alumni Ambassador Coordinator
Siena College AmeriCorps*Summer Service Scholar
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar, Inc.
Pine West Plaza, Building 3
Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, New York 12205
Two wonderful opportunities in academia for professional development and the chance to travel international calls for new applicants: The Young People Fellowship Program and The Fulbright Student Program.
The Young People Fellowship Program (Contact me directly before June 10)
“The fellowship is your chance to join a vibrant network of young progressive leaders! Each year Young People For selects approximately 150 students from across the country to take part in the fellowship program. Fellows will participate in regional trainings, mentorship, and the National Summit Washington, DC”
Who’s eligible? “All undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions are eligible for this fellowship. Anyone can nominate students for the fellowship program. Nominating young activists and organizers from your network or apply today!” Contact: Monee English Via Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or (518)-935-1046
The Fulbright Student Program (Application Deadline October 15, 2013)
“The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually in most academic disciplines and fields of study.”
Who’s eligible? “Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets this basic eligibility requirement. Professional applicants lacking a degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in the field in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.”
More Information visit
We are so proud to be apart of Habitat for Humanity Capital District largest construction project yet. We have partnered with Habitat for Humanity Capital to ensure that these hardworking families not only have a decent place to live, but have the tools their children need to graduate high school and earn a college degree. Qualified families can now become Habitat homeowners and enroll their eligible high schoolers in the Sponsor-A-Scholar mentorship and scholarship program. In Fact, we have 8 families who will be Sheridan Hollow Homeowners as well as have a Scholar inducted in our program. Learn more about the collaboration This project will be a collaboration between businesses from both the private and public sectors, elected officials and numerous other community partners, to revitalize Sheridan Hollow.
In Fact, we have 8 families who will be Sheridan Hollow Homeowners as well as have a Scholar inducted in our program.
We pleased to announce Solomon, a Scholar who will be graduating Troy High School and attending RPI in the fall as recipient of Horatio Alger National Scholarship. This scholarship included an all-expensive paid trip to Washington, DC April 3-7, 2013 as well as a $20,000.00 award.
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Overview:
“Since 1984 the Horatio Alger Association has rewarded nearly $100 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 students who represents 5,841 high schools throughout the country. Through nationally recognized educational program, the Association reaches out directly to our nation’s young people with a message of hope, opportunity, responsibility and perseverance. Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs provided financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibits integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.”
2013 National Scholars
We are so proud of you Solomon , keep of the fantastic work
Thanks to the wonderful support from our Board Member Carol Durant Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar will be attending the ”Friends of Chick Corea: Musicians of the Future” concert on May 17th.
This event will be a nice social activity for all CRSAS stakeholders. We encourage CRSAS alumni and scholars who are currently residing in NYC to attend. This would be a great time for mentors and mentee to enjoy this social activity.
This event is open to all and FREE of Charge to all CRSAS staff, board members, scholars, alumni, sponsors and donors.
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar has reach new heights thanks to the outstanding success of our scholars and thanks to Sonja Stark, Pilot Girl Productions we have public relations and marketing material to amplify just that.
Within today’s Times Union blog Sonja talks about her experience with the program…
“The last couple months have been spent working with some amazing students, mentors and guidance counselors of the not-profit Capital Region Sponsor-a-Scholar program.”
Check out our Youtube Channel“ Sponsor-A-Scholar” to watch 3 of Sonja Stark Video’s about CRSAS
The video demonstrates and “…proves that the cycle of poverty stops once and for all when a family member graduates with an education that he or she is passionate about. In the case of Naquan King, undergrad at Rochester Institute of Technology, his future holds great promise in the business and engineering world.”
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors twenty-five outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. The top ten winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. The primary goal of the Prize is to shine the spotlight on these amazing young people so that their stories will inspire others.
(This is our ongoing, annual nomination deadline.)
Winners of the Barron Prize receive:
The winner’s area of interest
More Info Click here (The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes)
Today is April 18, 2013. I am asking all college graduates of Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar to begin saving for May 1. On May 1st I am going to ask you to send in $10.00. I am going to ask you to send in $10.00 every month after that.
Think of it as a bill, think of it as a payment or think of it as your way of helping this organization thrive.
This initiative is part of the Ambassador Program ans Alumni Giving
All the Best,
Thanks to CDPHP for awarding us & Capital District Habitat for Humanity Dual Charity of Choice for 2013 Campaign. We will be raffling Dave Mattew Band Tickets at several Locations.
Winners will be announce on May 11th
Enter for the chance to win TWO Dave Matthews Tickets for the Saturday, May 25 or Sunday May 26 showtime at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spring.
Pine West Plaza, Building 3
Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, New York 12205
Contact: Bill Corbett (President) 518-935-1045
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