On Friday evening, we awarded 14 of our residents with Jubilee to College scholarships. Meet Nancy, one of those recipients:
When Nancy came to Jubilee Housing with her mother and three sisters at six years old, she had no idea what a difference it would make in her life. “Jubilee has been an essential asset for the growth of my family in every sense of the word,” she said.
In middle school and high school, Nancy was an active member of the Jubilee Youth Services Activity Zone and Teen Renaissance Center. “These programs provided a safe place where I could receive assistance with homework, build leadership skills and think about the future,” she said.
After watching her older sister receive a Jubilee to College scholarship in 2013, Nancy decided she wanted to achieve a similar milestone herself.
Today, Nancy has reached her goal. She graduated from Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in May 2015 and will attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in August with her own Jubilee to College scholarship. “I am so excited to call myself a college freshman this fall!” she said.