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EIP featured in ABC7 video article spotlight on education

 

College prep program prepares first-generation college-bound students

ABC7’s most recent spotlight on education focused on the Early Identification Program and two of our alumna Marjorie Lopez Morillo and Katherine Chiari

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

 

Read our EIP Winter 2018 Newsletter

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After 30 Years, EIP’s Family Spirit Keeps Growing


Once you’re a member of the EIP family, you’re a member forever

“EIP changed the game for me,” said Loree Williams “I am a strong believer in the fact that I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for EIP.”

– Christopher Bobo

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Isabella Bah secures scholarship to support studies

 

 

She’s really busy, but richer for the experience

 

Isabella Bah an EIP alumni, “… received a $10,000 EagleBank Entrepreneurship Scholarship that helped pay her sophomore tuition” and “said the opportunity EIP gave her to familiarize herself with the campus and make friends was just what she needed to acclimate to a new and challenging environment.”

– Damian Cristodero
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Our students successful completion of high school- PWCS

24 PWCS students graduate through George Mason University Early Identification Program

“… 24 recent PWCS graduates experienced intensive academic and social support designed to prepare first generation students for college. Five of the students received scholarships to attend George Mason.”

– Neabsco Elementary School website

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Ceairah Britt of ACPS scores a full ride to Mason

Early Identification Program Changes the Course of the Lives of First Generation College Students

“Five years later, Ceairah credits the [Early Identification] Program with helping her earn a 3.5 GPA, admission to George Mason University (GMU) and a three-year full scholarship covering tuition and fees at GMU”

– Carolyn Semedo-Strauss

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EIP and ACPS secure multi-year grant to increase enrollment

Grant allows Mason’s Early Identification program to provide more opportunities to public school students

“… a three-year grant totaling $130,000 from the Alexandria Fund for Human Services will allow EIP to accept anywhere from 40 to 60 additional students from Alexandria City public schools, in addition to the 10 to 15 students from the city already expected to join the program aimed at better preparing first-generation college students.”

– John Hollis

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The Roques: A Family of EIP & Mason Graduates

 

With Six Siblings Helped by EIP, You Get a Family of Graduates

“Before [her older siblings enrolled in EIP], there wasn’t very much talk about college,” Rosa Roque said. “[EIP] made [college] an achievable goal for them. They started to see themselves coming to college and having that experience. I feel like without the direction the program gave, it would have been a lot harder for us to find ourselves on that path.”

– John Hollis

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Doreen Jospeh, A budding cyber security expert

Secure in the Knowledge that Helping Others Is Her Mission

EIP Alumna, Doreen Joseph, “a 3.98 GPA student from the Honors College, was named Mason’s Black Scholar of the Year, was a Truman Scholarship finalist, and received Honorable Mention honors for the Goldwater Scholarship that’s reserved for the nation’s top STEM students”

– John Hollis

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Graduation gown of EIP Alumna and Program Coordinator on display at Museum

The Anacostia Community Museum proves regular folks can be just as interesting as famous ones

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” On display: The 2016 GMU graduation gown of undocumented immigrant Mirella Saldaña Moreno. “

– Sadie Dingfelder