Rainy's college fund

Rainy Goes to College!
As featured This American LifeRainy is a very courageous young woman from Brooklyn who survived a five-year long abusive relationship she got into as a 14-year-old. She's now looking to move forward with her life.
As is common in teen abusive relationships, Rainy's ex-boyfriend wouldn't allow her to go to high school. Since leaving him, Rainy has graduated and now lives out of state. She would like to start her next chapter by going to community college to work toward her degree.

We are a group of Rainy supporters who were very touched by her story and wanted to create a platform for everyone who heard her story to contribute toward her bright future. We reached out to the Radio Rookies program at WNYC and they put us in contact with her.

Rainy will be the first woman in her family to get a college degree and she is really interested in political science, law, medicine and journalism. She hopes to study abroad in Zambia to experience another culture. She is planning on taking courses in community college this spring and would like to transfer to a four-year university next year.

 This is a terrific opportunity to be part of a positive future for an intelligent, thoughtful and deserving young woman, please join the community of Rainy supporters! 

For the first two years, Rainy would need support for: 
Tuition: approximately $22, 000 (out-of-state)
Dormitory Accomodation (includes meals): $16,645 
Books: $3245

Thank you!
  • Erica Rego 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Charmaine Yu 
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
  • Lorena Molina 
    • $20 
    • 73 mos
  • Terna Gyado 
    • $25 
    • 80 mos
  • Eyoel Getachew 
    • $30 
    • 82 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ats Tesmerelna 
New York, NY
Lorraine Bonfante 

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