Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund

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On Friday, September 22nd, join us for a fundraiser on behalf of the Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund!  We’ll have a fun evening of networking and cocktails at the EvilOlive Pizza Bar in Brooklyn, with music from DJ Cocotaso. Let us know if you can participate at:  https://collegesuccess.splashthat.com/

Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund:

In honor of the late Cesiah Toro Mullane, former President of the CHLDC Board of Directors and passionate community advocate, we offer two scholarships a year to current college students from the Cypress Hills community. Cesiah was one of the founding members of CHLDC and a strong supporter of helping neighborhood residents further their education. We are proud to continue her legacy by supporting our students in their efforts to complete college!

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in our College Persistence programming and are chosen on the basis of academic performance and a demonstrated commitment to community service. Most of our scholarship students are the first in their family to go to college.

To find out more about the Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Fund, please contact Eric Martinez at ericm@cypresshills.org.

Jerry Toussaint

Jerry Toussaint, Cesiah Toro Mullane Scholarship Recipient

Jerry Toussaint, Class of 2019 at Binghamton University:

Jerry is one of our scholarship recipients from 2015. He graduated from Transit Tech Career and Technical Education High School in Cypress Hills and now attends Binghamton University where he is a freshman studying mechanical engineering.

Jerry’s goal is to earn a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and work for a leading aerospace company. He credits the Cesi Toro Mullane scholarship fund award with helping him adjust to college life while learning to budget money, and motivating him to continue achieving.

On his career plans, Jerry says: “I hope that I can encourage other people of color to pursue careers in the sciences,” and advises other young people to find a career path that will help them “wake up in the morning happy because you’re doing what you love.”

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