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Got kids? Want them to have an education? Need money to fund it? We’ve got a “Major” solution on this edition of Frank Relationships.
How do you get a jump on college? Earn micro scholarships while you're in high school! Preston Silverman from Raise.me joins us to share how you or your child can pre-fund much of your college education.
The MoneyBoss himself JD Roth sits in as co-host this week, and helps us answer questions about the volatile market, saving half of your income and electric toothbrushes.
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Historic Catholic High School Hales Franciscan ended last semester on a tentative note, with fears it may be closing, but valiant efforts from alumni along with new Board Chairman Melody Spann Cooper, President and CEO of WVON Radio Station, the school has remained opened. It's $7,500 yearly tuition cost will be supplemented by scholarships in the amount of $3,500 for incoming Freshman. There are still 20 more slots available for Freshmen enrolled. Today, the Principal of Hales Franciscan High School, Dr. Nichole Jackson, discusses her vision to make this school one of Chicago'a premier learning academies. We're also joined by three current students, Nick McKenzie, Dakhaari Ingram, and Alfred Lott, all seniors, who explain the benefits of learning with a small, close knit student body where each student receives personalized attention from the teacher and administration.
Shayla Price can show you how to get it. She's a first generation, college graduate who secured over $100,000 for her education. This author, law student, and civic-minded citizen shares her secrets of success...with scholarships that is. Need money for school? Tune in and get the scoop.
When you graduate from college and land your first job, what is one of the first things you buy? A new car! The Toyota corporation is investing early in its future clients who will also be future employees. Toyota recently awarded 10 students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities scholarships of $75,000 each, totaling $750,000. Four of those students join us today to share their ambitions and tell what the process was like to compete for and win this outstanding scholarship award
Host Kevin Willett is joined by Shalmai Rivera from the A.M.S.I Foundation. The A.M.S.I. Foundation is a 501-c3 non-profit that awards scholarships to students in the Merrimack Valley Area and provides information and programs for those seeking higher education. The board is composed of volunteers who give many hours of their time to help develop our programs. Current programs include scholarships, mentoring, public speaking, and community outreach. For more information please visit their website at http://www.amsifoundation.org/
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An exciting month, this has been. We have discussed the business sense of the education system in Zambia. We close the topic by discussing government, private and international scholarships. Joining the discussion are Mr Peter Kasaji, Thomas Gussie and Gwendolyn Pate. Thomas Gussie, originally from New Jersey, is the Vice President of GLOBAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (GSE) Inc. GSE is an international study abroad company located just outside Jacksonville Florida. We work with our global connections for long term collaborations to identify and place qualified secondary students ages 13 - 18 yrs old in one of our 55-60 private boarding and day high schools across the U.S. The program is a springboard for students whose ultimate goal is to study at college/university in the U.S. Gwendolyn Pate has been in higher education for 29 years. In those years, with some overlapping, she has served 19 years as coordinator of college ambassador program and has been in advising and counselling for 13 years. She is a former college recruiter and has worked on pre-college programs for Urban Youth. Currently she is an instructor for freshman classes.
College tuition and associated costs are rising, making it more and more difficult for students to enroll in college and stay there through graduation. On this episode, my guests and I will talk about scholarships - traditional and not - as tools for educational equity.
Nkechi Taifa is the founder of SCHOLARgifts, a crowdfunding platform for educational opportunities. Felecia Hatcher is the co-owner of Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Pops. She is also the author of The "C" Student's Guide to Scholarships and is widely regarded as the Scholarship Guru.
Host Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which works with schools and other organizations to create education equity plans and promote equity in education in compliance with federal civil rights law.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley and Coach Karen Hall will interview Chuck Cooper, Jr. Will Discuss His Legendary Father And His Foundation.
About the Foundation
The Chuck Cooper Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to honoring the legacy of Chuck Cooper by helping further the education of our young people. The mission of The Chuck Cooper Foundation is to continue the legacy of Charles “Chuck” Cooper, the first African-American drafted into the National Basketball Association, by awarding graduate-level scholarships and by providing comprehensive leadership development, professional skills, and opportunities to underserved students.
As he approached his graduation from Duquesne in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in education, Cooper signed on with the famed touring all-black Harlem Globetrotters team. On April 25, 1950, Cooper was selected in the second round of the NBA draft by Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown. When an associate pointed out that Cooper was black, Brown answered that he didn’t care whether Cooper was “striped, plaid, or polka dot.”
The 6-foot, 5-inch, 200-lb. Cooper made his debut with the Celtics on November 1, 1950, and he went on to produce a strong rookie season. He played in 66 games, averaging 9.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and sparking a renaissance in the Celtics’ drooping fortunes. Cooper formed bonds with his teammates, including future Celtics great Bob Cousy, with whom he would sometimes go out in the evening to listen to jazz concerts. During his basketball career, in addition to playing with the Celtics, Cooper also played with the Milwaukee Hawks and the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Pistons. While with the Pistons, he played in the 1956 NBA Championship.
It's so wonderful to welcome back Veronica Nunn! Not only a tremendous talent, but a Friend with a capital F :) One of the coolest stories that yours truly has heard since hosting this show: a young girl from Little Rock, Arkansas, decides to move to The Big Apple. Completely focused, she lands a job and an apartment in two days! Within a year or so, she meets George Walker, AKA "Big Nick." And this beloved legend gave V the tools that she needed to thrive in New York. He made SURE that everybody knew who she was. So, her beautiful journey began. Singing at clubs all over town - while learning the ropes from seasoned pros. And OH those pros! Veronica has worked with an incredible array: from Eddie Harris to Sting.
But here's the thing about Veronica. As much as she wanted to become involved in the music scene in the city of her dreams, she also wanted to explore her horizons in other ways. She turned down TWO scholarships - from Berklee and Julliard - in order to pursue Theology at Lehman College in the Bronx. That says quite a bit. V has been immersed in her Buddhist faith for quite some time - and it has guided her through some challenges in life that would have toppled others. She sees a thread in the universe that sews people together. And she knows that she is blessed to have a gift in music to enhance that unity.
After being seriously involved in various musical endeavors from the 70's to the 90's, Veronica was asked to join Michael Franks and his band. What a wonderful collaboration that has been! Their voices have blended seamlessly for as long as my only son has been on this earth. And V made it a point to honor her boss by giving us "The Art of Michael Franks."
ART is what Veronica Nunn does. Even when she speaks :) Listen on 1/28 and you'll hear