Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4-6pm for Cedar Park Neighbors' annual Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship fundraiser to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education and socialize with your community. We will have live music, food, and drink at the event at Dock Street Brewery.
Over the last 29 years, the scholarship program has awarded 169 scholarships to 81 of our young neighbors. CPN is very proud of this program, which is unique in that it is available for multiple years and includes support, encouragement, and mentorship throughout the school year. The 2017 annual scholarship event raised more than $12,000 to provide scholarships for 9 neighborhood students who are now attending college.
The Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund is named in honor of our visionary neighbor who founded the CPN Scholarship Committee in 1988. We named the fund after Gary to pay tribute to his vision, leadership and ongoing legacy.
Kayla Lewis is one of our current scholars. Kayla enrolled at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania in the Fall. She has already taken remarkable strides and made it her new home. Last semester, she joined the Black Student Union and became an active member of the university’s PRIDE Mentoring program, which helps students forge social and cultural ties essential for academic success while strengthening identities. In January, Kayla was invited by Widener's Assistant Dean for Student Life to attend the 2018 Inclusive Leadership Conference at Temple University and she enjoyed it greatly. Kayla also applied to and was selected to become a Resident Hall Assistant for the coming Fall semester – she will be cultivating the minds of the incoming Class of 2022!
Kayla’s story is but one of the many stories that testify to the value of the CPN scholarship fund. Please consider supporting this important community effort!
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