Unlocking Potential Through Scholarships
BRIDGE held its first-ever Stein & Colwell Scholarships Virtual Celebration on Oct. 20. We heard from several of this year’s 54 recipients, whose studies range from social work and counseling to environmental studies, economics and creative writing.
Guest speaker Kwame Owusu-Kesse, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, described the impact of a scholarship on his own life and affirmed the value of BRIDGE’s work. “I believe very much in investing in communities that are often forgotten about, and helping them unlock the potential that exists,” he said. “I am so grateful for the work of BRIDGE Housing.”
During the event, attendees generously contributed $59,000 to Fund-a-Scholar, bringing the fundraising total for the event to nearly $400,000, enough for 66 scholarships to help residents build brighter futures! We are grateful to lead sponsors Swinerton, Nibbi, Cahill and CohnReznick and all of our sponsors and donors.