Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for ‘Dreamers’

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie donated $33 million recently to fund scholarships for “Dreamers,” according to TheDream.US program. The grant pledged to TheDream.US scholarship program will help fund college for 1,000 undocumented immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, the organization said in a news release. ...

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Ordinary families, Extraordinary Children: The Journeys of Two Ghanaian-American Students to Harvard and Yale

Fall College Series By: F.  Kojo Kyeremeh The Ghanaian American Journal (GAJ) sat down with two Ghanaian-American youngsters; Kevin Adusei from Worcester, Massachusetts who was admitted to Harvard University this Fall; and Kofi Adofo Ansong from Manchester, Connecticut who also enrolled to Yale University. As part of GAJ’s Fall College ...

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New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana

By: Amy Yee NPR– It’s afternoon, and in a spacious courtyard in Accra, Ghana, children sit at tables and talk to adult mentors. Pat Wilkins, a youthful 52-year-old, firmly asks what they’ve been learning in school. She peers seriously at them through her glasses. And then “Aunty Pat” — as ...

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The Lack of Black Men in Medicine

In the dozen years it has been on television, the fictional medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has garnered numerous awards. But the show’s biggest accomplishment may be the diversity of the actors, cast as doctors using a color-blind technique. Unfortunately, racial diversity in the field is not reality. In fact, medical school matriculation rates ...

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How these students got into every Ivy League school

  By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Only a few students can say that they have been accepted into every Ivy League school in the United States: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell. Among those who can call themselves members of this exclusive club are Augusta ...

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South High senior Kevin Adusei thinks big and wide

GAJ CONGRATULATES KEVIN ADUSEI…   WORCESTER — So many Americans these days are angrily obsessed with what they believe others are taking from them and their country. Then there’s Kevin Adusei. “I feel there’s more fulfillment in giving rather than taking,” the high-achieving and highly-popular senior at South High Community ...

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