Making College Dreams a Reality

Mike’s Mission empowers both students and their families while providing equity to those who are societally disadvantaged by closing the achievement gap helping the students achieve their life aspirations.  

I currently work mostly with 13 & 14 year-old students & their families who I’ve built relationships with through a past job. I offer these students free math tutoring and mentoring services. My goal is to raise money over the next 4-5 years (graduating classes 2022/2023) for these now 7th-8th graders to create a scholarship in their name so on their graduation date I can award them with a scholarship to help make college an affordable reality. 

Any dollar donation will be more than helpful to support these hard-working, dedicated, and all-around amazing individuals have an equal shot to be able to afford a college education.
  • Julie West Russo 
    • $150 
    • 33 mos
  • Stephen Crea 
    • $40 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 36 mos
  • Samuel Mendelson 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Will Ressler 
    • $30 
    • 37 mos
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Michael W 
Chicago, IL
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