Cheryl Lang Memorial I-LEAD Scholarship Fund

Cheryl Lang Memorial I-LEAD Scholarship Fund 

The Cheryl Lang Memorial I-LEAD Scholarship Fund will provide grants to adult working learners in the Partnership Site Program of Harcum College. The Program is part of a larger regional effort promoting the achievement of college education (ACE) and provides accredited associate degree classes on-site at community organizations in neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Chester, Coatesville and Reading where fewer than 10% of residents have earned a college degree. The majority of students are the first in their families to attend college who have faced and overcome challenging life circumstances, arriving at the beginning of their postsecondary journey as adults ages 25-75 with family and work obligations. They are both determined and in need of the hands-on support and guidance ACE provides to complete their degrees. 

Mrs. Cheryl Lang served as Director of Community Engagement with I-LEAD, Inc. for more than fifteen years, establishing community partnerships, building relationships with professionals in the higher education field, training organizations as new ACE program partners, and coaching and advising prospective and current students to pursue a college degree. An advocate and celebrant for students, Mrs. Lang was also a member of the original I-LEAD training team that built the leadership capacities of residents from marginalized communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The scholarship fund will focus on distributing grants between $500 and $1,000 to students who are especially disadvantaged for whom grants of this size would be impactful toward their continued attendance, retention and graduation from the program. Special consideration will be given to single parents and ex-offenders. Funds may be used according to the applicant’s discretion. To qualify, a student must have completed at least one semester with a minimum C+ average and demonstrate commitment to finishing their degree program.

I-LEAD is a community based non-profit school that works to improve local quality of life by helping to strengthen citizens as effective community leaders. To liberate human potential in challenged communities, I-LEAD strengthens leadership and creates breakthrough learning via innovative curriculum and access to higher education.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
  • Phillip Thomas 
    • $250 
    • 4 mos
  • David Castro 
    • $500 
    • 4 mos
  • Josephine Torres-Boykins 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team (5)

I LEAD 
Organizer
Media, PA
Institute for Leadership Education Advancement & Development Inc (I-LEAD) (I-Lead) 
Registered nonprofit
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Angel Figueroa 
Team member
Ann Black 
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Barbara Wilkinson Sykes 
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Kinard Lang 
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