PennyUp

$1,798 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 58 months
Colby Chapman  HARVEY, IL
Greetings,

My name is Colby Chapman, Founder of PennyUp. I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where I earned my Bachelors in Criminology and Masters in Program Leadership. Currently, I serve as a Career Education Coordinator at Chicago Excel Academy, where I have the opportunity to increase our students appetite for success daily. I have a passion for serving our youth, fostering growth, and molding our future leaders of tomorrow.

PennyUp strives to financially aide and educate youth in disenfranchised communities through entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and job readiness.

1Cent

Name: Chicago Excel Academy

Event: 1st Prom 

Founded: 2012

Location: Roseland, IL

Program Type: Educational

Grade/Age: High School

Pennies Raised: 130,000

2Cents

Name: Michael J Simms BBall Camp 

Founded: 2014

Location: Chicago, IL

Program Type: Health

Grade/Age: Adolescents

Pennies Raised: 2,000

3Cents

Name: Far South Community Action Council

Event:Spring into Summer

Location: Chicago, IL 

Program Type: Educational

Grade/Age: Open to all Ages

Pennies Raised: 150 people gained Cents of PennyUp.

4Cents

Name: Gately Park Advisory Council

Event: Real Men Cook Too

Location: Chicago, IL

Program Type: Educational, Social, & Health

Grade/Age: Open to all Ages

Pennies Raised: 100 youth gained Cents of scientific, mathematical, health, physical, mental, vocational, and technical skills.

5Cents

Name: SpeakHOPE

Event: Hope in the HOOD:Back 2 School Edition

Location: Chicago, IL

Program Type: Educational

Grade/Age: Adolescents

Pennies Raised: Distributed 100 book bags filled with back to school supplies.

6Cents

Name: Dreamyvents

Event: 1st Annual Night of Honor

Location: Chicago, IL

Program Type: Health

Grade/Age: Adolescents

Pennies Raised: 5,000

7Cents

Name: Chicago Excel Academy X HashtagLunchBag

Event: Preparing lunches for the homeless

Location: Downtown Chicago, IL

Program Type: Service/Homelessness

Grade/Age: 13-30

Pennies Raised: 25 students from Chicago Excel Academy, prepared 1,000 lunches for the homeless.

8Cents

Name: SpeakH.O.P.E. X PennyUp

Event: Rally4Hope

Location: Chicago, IL (Pullman)

Program Type: Social Justice

Grade/Age: 18-35

Pennies Raised: 100 youth learned how pertinent social justice is to our communities.

9Cents

Name: Camelot Education 

Event: 2nd Annual College Tour     

Location: Baltimore, MD/ Washington D.C./
Norfolk, VA/ Richmond, VA

Program Type: Educational Enrichment

Grade/Age: 16-21

Pennies Raised: 50,000     



"CHANGE the world, it just makes CENTS"
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Update 32
Posted by Colby Chapmsn
46 months ago
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PennyUp X Chicago + Love = CHANGE
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Update 31
Posted by Colby Chapmsn
46 months ago
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Mr.Gower we are so extremely thankful for your 1,000 PENNIES contribution. I and the students of Chicago Excel Academy truly appreciate your love and care! Have a excellent day! We will make YOU proud! #OneCentsmakesCents #PennyUp @seducktive6 #GowersRock #GowersGotPennies
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Update 30
Posted by Colby Chapmsn
46 months ago
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With just 830 PENNIES collected daily for the next 12 days we will accomplish our goal and send 5 students off with $20 a piece.

DM or email me at cchapman@pennyup1.org

#IfYouSeeAPenny #PickItUp & #PennyUp #PostSecondary #Trades #JuniorCollege #University #AwarenessMakesCents #Bachelors #Masters #Doctorates
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Update 29
Posted by Colby Chapmsn
46 months ago
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And this is what it's all about, who said school can't be TURNED UP POSITIVELY! Major Ups to @ydotgdot @bopkingdlow @stunttaylor @worldfamousdjshon & @richcrewntune for uplifting our students today and showing LOVE! Gratitude, I truly appreciate you gentleman! #AntiChiraq #PennyUp
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$1,798 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 58 months
Created March 21, 2014
Colby Chapman
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SW
$33
Sidney Williams
41 months ago
MR
$10
mercedes Robinson
43 months ago
DW
$25
Dana West
46 months ago

Such an inspiration! Love the work you're doing!!

SR
$50
Sandy Russell
46 months ago
CS
$25
Chantell Sanders
46 months ago

Keep up the great work!

SA
$100
Saheed A
46 months ago

Keep up the good work Colby!

VH
$20
Vilora Harlin
46 months ago

You're Such an Inspiration to Me Babes! I Love how you motivate others to DREAM MORE and BECOME MORE.... Wishing you continued Success! Love you Ms. chapman:-)

MJ
$25
Marcus Jones
46 months ago

You have been a great friend and inspiration to me from the moment I met you. Continue to inspire our youth and make a difference! Your hard work, time, and contribution is much appreciated!

$25
Kristen Harris
46 months ago

Excited to take you right over the tip of your goal! It's excellent what you are doing for our youth. Keep it up! God bless you!

DW
$20
Danielle Wms
46 months ago
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