One of our student volunteers is in need of financial help to sponsor a study abroad. See her letter below. If you can help, please consider making a donation.
The EUP leadership team
To Whom It May Concern;
My name is Nyisha Rodriguez, I am twenty two years old, and was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I moved to Utuado, Puerto Rico with my family when I was twelve years old and after graduating from high school I moved back to my home town to continue my studies at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) majoring in criminal justice. Since childhood, my dream was to become a lawyer. I am pushing forward, and continuing to work hard to improve my skills and knowledge of the criminal justice system, and will be graduating this May.
Since returning to the states, three years ago, there have been many challenges related to differences in culture and even though I was born and raised here I felt so out of place. Since being introduced to the Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania (EUP) organization I felt more at home. In October 2017 I attended their 10th Annual Gala event, which was an amazing experience. The leadership of the organization has provided me with mentorship for which I am so grateful.
I write this letter to ask for your support as I raise funds to attend the upcoming Criminal Justice in England and Scotland course at my school (see attached flyer). This will be a two-week trip (5/7/18 to 5/19/18) and the cost is $3,899. I was blessed to receive a $1000 travel award from the Guy J. and Helen Y. Swope International Education and Travel fund. Besides this scholarship I have been raising money by selling R and K subs and have a Go Fund Me account, which is https://www.gofundme.com/hacc-united-kingdom-cj. I also have a facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1912810932078851&id=100000498898505. Would you consider supporting me in this endeavor by making a small contribution? The deadline for collections is 3/28/18.
Thank you in advance,