YOUNGSTOWN - The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation awarded Sister Jerome's Mission College program, a program of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, a $7,500 grant during a recent check presentation ceremony.
The grant will help first-generation college students served by Sister Jerome's Mission College program to make steady progress toward earning their degrees and will enable the program to admit another student for spring semester.
"The Thomases Family Endowment is honored to have the opportunity to make the lives of these hard-working students easier. We look forward to their successful futures as we further our mission of making the world a better place," Deborah L. Grinstein, endowment director, said.
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Deborah Grinstein, endowment director, and Andi Baroff, a member of the Thomases Family Endowment distribution committee, present Maraline Kubik, director of Sister Jerome’s Mission, with $7,500 to benefit Sister Jerome’s Mission College program. The grant will enable the program to admit another student for spring semester.
Sister Jerome's Mission College program helps students from low-income families to succeed in college by providing them with quality mentors who help them navigate the higher education system and by providing financial assistance for college-related living expenses and emergencies - primarily food, clothing and transportation.
"Helping students with these basic necessities is crucial because they are the things they need to get to class, focus on their studies, earn good grades and graduate well-prepared for jobs that will enable them to support themselves," Maraline Kubik, director of Sister Jerome's Mission, said. "This grant will go a long way in helping these students who have so much potential but lack the financial support and guidance students from middle-class families usually take for granted."
Sister Jerome's Mission is funded entirely by donations and is always in need of educators and retired educators willing to serve as volunteer mentors.
For information, call 330-259-8765.