November 2019 Newsletter
2019 has been yet another momentous year for us at Green Halo! We forged new meaningful partnerships with several neighboring community organizations, such as The Community House, College Bound Consulting and Nurturing Wisdom of Hinsdale, IL. We helped a Green Halo alumna ~ a sophomore in college ~ secure a paid eight week internship in the summer with Supply Chain Solutions of Hoffman Estates, IL. We added Bolingbrook High School to our roster. We strengthened our partnerships with A+ Tutoring of Countryside, IL and Village Tutors of Hinsdale, IL. We sponsored 25 seniors from Bolingbrook, Proviso East, Proviso West, Proviso Math & Science and Hinsdale South High Schools, we successfully took our scholars to the Annual Onsite Forum at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL on October 22nd where several of our scholars were offered college acceptances and $1,774,600 in scholarships, grants, & merit aid … the list goes on!
Post Onsite, we continue to work with our scholars in completing additional college applications, applying for scholarships; and preparing them to transition from being seniors in high school to becoming college freshmen in 2020. We are proud of our scholars' successes and thankful for our privilege to partake in their achievements.
In 2019, we have been able to further solidify our purposeful mission to serve academically motivated, low income and first generation high schoolers from the suburbs of Chicago, who lack the support and resources to navigate through the often daunting college application process but not the ambition to attend and succeed in college. We were able to do this by providing tutoring, counseling, mentoring, financial aid planning, as well as by defraying some of the extra costs that come along with applying to college.
We would be remiss, especially at this time of the year, if we did not acknowledge that we could not have achieved all that we have without your support and encouragement, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We ask that you take a moment of your time to learn more about our organization as we continue to grow and to spread the word for the future of our incredible scholars.
With gratitude and hope.
Vandana & Sally