$5 to Help Me Study Abroad - London

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Raised by 51 people in 44 months
Hello! My name is Raymond Cobb and I am a full-time student Mt. San Antonio College. I was born in Los Angeles, California but I grew up and attended school in Compton, California, a city notoriously known for its gang violence. I lived in foster care all my life, but my foster mother Evalyn Rose Culpepper, kept and raised me as her own. While in high school I did poorly after the 9th grade, and made the decision to sign up for Utah Job Corps so that I can go get my G.E.D. After returning back to California I enter the workforce.

 In 2009, my mother passed away, and I lost my home. I had to couch hop between my friends and family in order to keep from living on the streets. Between 2011 and 2013 I was finally able to acquire my own place, and transitioned from renting rooms to sharing in an apartment with some friends, but I struggled to maintain a full-time permanent job. After being laid-off and losing my apartment at the beginning of 2014, I was back to couch hopping. Being 28 years old and feeling like I had failed, I decided to return to school to obtain my A.A. degree with the hope of transferring to a University.

Since returning to school in Summer 2014, I have reached all of educational and career goals so far, and I will continue on moving forward. I have 3.4 GPA, I am apart of ACES, Aspire, Bridge, and EOP & S, which are all support programs for students, I work for the Aspire program and ESL Department, I am in the Honors Program and Teacher Preparation Institute, and last fall I was added to the Dean's List for academic  acheivement.

I am studying abroad because I believe it will be a highly rewarding experience, giving me a better cultural background, providing me with an experience to learn in another country so that I can share my experiences with other students.  I look forward to researching for my classes at unique sources that I wouldn’t have anywhere else, visiting libraries and campuses in London, and studying with other students will give me chance to learn about new ways of approaching research and studying. Since becoming a student at Mt. SAC I have been keeping a high GPA even though I do not have a stable home or transportation. I  I want to be role a model for the returning student, the homeless student, and the black student that despite all odds, pulled through to be something great.
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Today in the ESL department at Mt. SAC some of the students surprised me with gifts. I so overwhelmed with joy. They almost made a grown man cry today. LOL. Thank you all for continued support and generosity.
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Good Morning Friends and Family,

I would just like to say THANK YOU to all you that I have been supporting my educational goals for studying abroad. My passport came in the mail over the weekend, so now I can finish the last of the paper work, and begin picking the class I will be taking while in LONDON. Thank you for all the love and support.

Put some chalkies on it!
Raymond
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Good Afternoon everyone I just wanted to say thank again to all those who have donated. Here is a list of some of the positive things many of you have been saying to me. I appreciate all the love and support.
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Good Afternoon Everyone,

First, I would like to thank everyone who has supported my gofundme account, and my education goals to study abroad in London for the Fall 2015 semester. I recently found out that I won another scholarship, and with the combine amount of both scholarships, my trip is almost complete paid for. Now I only need to collect a fraction of what I needed before to cover the last remaining part of the balance. I appreciate all the continued support and love.

I’m WAAAAY UP. I feel Blessed!
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Created April 9, 2015
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Jess Dykstra
42 months ago

Dear Raymond, I think I found your campaign via one of your professors a month or so ago... Best of luck to you on your journeys. You are doing great and you will go on to do more great things!! Education is the way. -Jess from NEU in Boston

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Ayanna A.
42 months ago

Be blessed, my friend. ☺️

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