May 21, 2019

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood presents high school seniors with scholarships

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood recently celebrated the graduating seniors at East Tech High School who live within the neighborhood, presenting each of them with scholarships to help start their post-secondary education and careers. A large percentage of the graduating seniors at East Tech are residents of the Promise neighborhood, and had spent the previous several months building relationships with the Promise team.

“We hope these will help you get started in your post-secondary education,” said Richaun Bunton, promise initiative manager, when she addressed the group. “We expect truly great things of you, to be the examples of the Promise that this neighborhood has.”

Promise awarded each individual $500 to start college. The Promise seniors will meet with the team again in June at the second annual Promise College Roundtable, where the graduates will have the opportunity to speak with current college students and alumni about what to expect when they head to college. Promise initiated the scholarship program last year to help support high school seniors as they transition to college.

Two of the scholars, Essian Jalil and Dyshanna Perkins, were hand selected by East Tech principal Temujin Taylor for the 2019 East Tech Principal’s Award, which demonstrates strength of character and potential.

  • The 2019 Promise scholars are:
  • Fatimoh Adebayo
  • Montana Burns
  • Darion Crenshaw
  • Destanee Dallas
  • Ajamonae Dowdell
  • Tyric Drane
  • Gregory Elma
  • Cierra Gunn
  • Essian Jalil
  • Brooke King
  • Domanick Leach
  • Da’Von Martin
  • Jordan McDowell
  • Aiana O’Neal
  • Dyshanna Perkins
  • Eric Pickett
  • Kenitra Robinson
  • Kevon Sellers
  • Kaila Terrell
  • Devell Walker

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is the lead convener of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood.

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