News & Notes
Chelsea Clinton Writes about a New Futures Scholar
Chelsea Clinton published an article in the June 19th edition of the Huffington Post reporting on the remarkable success of New Futures scholar Elmer Diaz. Elmer received two scholarships from New Futures: the first to complete his Associate’s Degree at Montgomery Community College and the second to complete his BA at the University of Maryland. He plans to start work on his MA in social work this fall and continue to assist low-income youth in overcoming challenges. Click here to read the article.
New Futures Welcomes Greg Cork
Greg Cork is appointed New Futures Executive Director. Greg brings to the Executive Director’s role 10 years of education-related nonprofit management experience, a deep commitment to the New Futures mission, and a passion for positive and sustainable societal change through educational advancement. Previously, Greg served as President and CEO of the Washington Scholarship Fund, where he implemented the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program – the first-ever federally-funded K-12 school choice initiative in the nation’s history. More recently, Greg directed all phases of a start-up DC public charter school, the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, and served as its Executive Director. Greg began his nonprofit career with College Summit – whose mission is to increase college access for low-income students nationwide – as the organization’s Director of Corporate Relations and General Counsel. Prior to getting involved in education reform, Greg practiced as a corporate litigation attorney for 10 years, first in Los Angeles and then in Washington, DC. Greg is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. in English Literature) and of the University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctor).
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Inspires New Futures Scholars at Awards Dinner
The Justice attended the New Futures Scholarship Dinner on January 9 and shared her life story and lessons with the 18 new scholars receiving scholarships in our Fall Selection. Each student spoke of the challenges they have faced and their future plans and stood with the Justice for a photograph. Each student will have an individual photograph, a copy of the Justice’s new book, My Beloved World, and a memory to last a life time!
New Futures Receives Equal Justice Award
The Hispanic Bar Association has honored New Futures with the Hugh A. Johnson Jr. Memorial Award, which recognizes New Futures as an organization that has, “made outstanding contributions to the Hispanic community in the areas of equality, fairness, and social justice and which has an unwavering commitment and achievement in public service.” The award was conferred at a reception at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, DC on November 8th.
Scholar Orientation Meetings
New Futures held Scholar Orientation Meetings for those beginning or returning to school. Click here for photos.
Fall Scholar Selection – Applications Due October 8th
June 2012 Scholar Award Dinner
On June 26th New Futures honored our 2012 scholars. Hearing from the students about their goals is always inspiring, humbling, and absolutely wonderful. Take a look through the photo album to get a peek at our future nurses, mechanics, cosmetologists, biologists, pediatric cardiologists, and engineers. Congrats, scholars!
2012 Annual Benefit Photos
Click here to see photos and find out more about our 2012 Annual Benefit that took place on April 30, at The Studio Theater in Washington, DC.