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Rust Belt Initiative
In the Fall, DreamWakers will kick off a #Dreams2Jobs initiative with underserved schools throughout America’s Rust Belt, including Pittsburgh, PA; Buffalo, NY; Flint, MI; and Cincinnati, OH. The goal of #Dreams2Jobs is to shine a light on career options available to students both within and beyond their hometowns by connecting these communities to professionals who have similar backgrounds and experiences. To propel this initiative further, we are now accepting applications for corporate sponsors to join us in the mission to bring their company’s professionals into these classrooms. Our Corporate Partnership Program provides organizations with the opportunity to highlight star employees, inspire our next generation of young and talented industry leaders, and to give back across geographical borders without ever having to leave the office. To request additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 11.
DreamSpeaker Maurice “Moe” Owens delivered the commencement address at the KIPP STAR Middle School graduation ceremony. Some of the graduating eighth graders previously interacted with Moe, an Obama White House veteran who grew up in the Bronx, during a virtual flashchat this past September. All were were eager to hear him speak and get to connect with him in person. For details about the event and to see photos from the graduation ceremony, check out our Medium article.