Defying All Odds: From Poverty to Mogul

If I were to tell you that a Black boy from the South Bronx would grow to obtain four consecutive inaugural fellowships spanning public policy, philanthropy, social innovation, and gun control advocacy, would you believe me? What if I told you that he accomplished all of this, and more, after spending a year behind bars? Well, that Black boy from The Bronx happens to be me. In the summer of

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Social Innovation, Drug Policy, and Philanthropic Opportunities

Peace, love, and light to all my fellow colleagues as we close out another challenging semester! However, this only designates that it’s time to get your extracurricular hustle on. If you have checked out any of my posts, you will see that I have some notable accolades to my name. Well, let me be the first to tell you that those accolades were a result of endless application submissions to

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Happiness: Where did it go?

I want to discuss about one of the most important issues in our society: Depression. What is it? I googled the word depression and this what I found. Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities

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My Fall 2018 Semester

I am assuming that I might be the last one posting about my Fall semester journey. I am glad that I have the whole picture of my Fall semester. We all are pretty close to the end of this semester. I remember, I got the acceptance letter from this program during my summer break. I was excited thinking of so many thing I would be learning from this program. I

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Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause!

Hello fellow peers, Just wanted to inform you all of an upcoming fundraiser that my school (LAGCC) is hosting to help support Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts. It is next Saturday (OCT. 27th) from 8-10 am at Applebee’s located in Astoria. Tickets are only $10. With your contribution, not only will you be helping raise funds for this cause, but you will receive a satisfying breakfast, able to network with other

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New Leadership Fellow Cohort 2018-2019

We are delighted to announce that another exciting year of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program is about to begin! This year, thirty undergraduate Leadership Fellows from twelve different City University of New York (CUNY) campuses have been selected in a highly competitive process. We would like to thank the Graduate Center and CUNY for their support of this year’s program. We will kick off the leadership program at the

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