#Weneedyourlight: An invitation to the students of Africa, Haiti, and Central America
#Weneedyourlight: An invitation to the students of Africa, Haiti, and Central AmericaDavid Coleman, President and CEO of the College Board
Updated February 19, 2018
The College Board's members include nearly every college in America, and our members are united. America's colleges are hungry for the strength and talent of African, Haitian, and Central American students—we witness and admire the work they have done on campuses throughout this country. To honor that commitment, in January the College Board contributed $100,000 to the African Leadership Academy—a remarkable school that gathers promising students from across the African continent and prepares them for the best colleges of the world. The African Leadership Academy will dedicate these funds to aiding the transition of African students to colleges in America and around the world.
In February, the College Board contributed $50,000 each to Teach for Haiti and Save the Children El Salvador. Teach for Haiti (Anseye Pou Ayiti) is a Haitian-led, Haitian-run education nonprofit and a part of the global Teach for All Network. Their work is focused on ending educational inequity across Haiti. Their 2-year programs recruit top graduates of Haitian universities and current teachers working across Haiti to support students in rural and urban communities. Save the Children has worked in the most vulnerable areas of El Salvador since 1979. Through its flagship program, “First Steps of Success,” Save the Children provides protection, health, nutrition, education and early childhood interventions.
Our purpose is to clear a path for all students to own their future. If you support or would like to contribute to our effort to welcome students from Africa, Haiti, and Central America please share your voice by tweeting #weneedyourlight.