Anonymous Donors Pay Off Millions in Student Debt for 400 Low-Income College Graduates

first_imgCHECK OUT: Landlord Hands Over His Family’s Stimulus Check to His 13 Tenants So They Could Save on Rent“With student loans increasingly becoming a financial burden, SRA is grateful for the opportunity to facilitate relief to our hardworking alumni who have become highly productive members of the workforce nationwide,” said SRA CEO Elizabeth Devaney, who informed the grads of their relieved debts in a Zoom call this week.Kimberly Armstrong, who owed $300,000 in law school debts, is just one of the SRA students who has now been freed from the financial burden thanks to the generous donation. She told KPIX: “It’s a shock; it’s amazing; it’s a relief, though … Literally, it’s a weight lifted.”MORE: Billionaire Who Promised to Pay Off College Debt for Grads is Now Paying Off Their Parents’ School Debt TooDr. Zachary Tabb, who owed $160,000 in medical school debt, agreed with the sentiment.“It’s life changing. I’ve had debt … really my entire adult life. And so it’s just something that—everywhere you go—it follows you,” he told reporters. “It’s really a generational impact. To completely un-burden myself and all of them … has a real multiplicative effect … not only on [my fellow SRA scholars’] lives, but on the contributions they can make to society.”(WATCH the heartwarming coverage below — or our international viewers can watch the video on the CBS News website)Be Sure And Share This Inspiring Story Of Kindness With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMore than 400 California college graduates were left overwhelmed with joy and surprise earlier this week after they were told that anonymous donors had paid off their student debt.The unidentified benefactors paid off the debt by donating more than $8 million to Students Rising Above (SRA), a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that helps send low-income, first-generation college students through college and provide them with personal guidance, mentoring, internships, and career guidance.Despite how 100% of SRA students are from low-to-moderate incomes and 62% are living below the federal poverty line, however, the average SRA grad finishes school with $8,000 in debt.last_img read more

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Phones4U founder Caudwell to finance £150m Mayfair resi site purchase

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Former President George H.W. Bush Moved Out of ICU

first_imgABC News(HOUSTON) — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush and his wife at a Houston hospital said on Monday the former president is out of the ICU, and the former first lady has been discharged.George Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 after exhibiting shortness of breath, and has been treated for pneumonia in the intensive care unit during his stay.Barbara Bush, 91, entered the same hospital Wednesday with bronchitis. President and Mrs @GeorgeHWBush thank their fellow Americans and friends from around the world for their prayers and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/PhpXXGKl6p— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) January 23, 2017Drs. Amy Mynderse and Clint Doerr, who have been treating the Bushes, answered reporters’ questions about their medical treatment Monday morning.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Beware the ‘kangaroo committee’ at City Hall

first_imgDear Editor,It is quite unmistakable that the folks at the Georgetown City Council are completely antipathetic to the principles of transparency, accountability, and decency.Here we are again, this time it has to do with the purported review of the parking meter contract by a ‘kangaroo committee’ that they have set up, which consists of councillors and officers of the very Georgetown Municipality. Alas! The assessment exercise is also cloaked in secrecy and mystery.Clearly, if they were serious about reviewing the shady parking meter contract, an independent committee would have been set up, and not with any member from the same Council that created the problem in the first place, as they could not be objective, in the first place.Unbelievably, just like the ‘Fantastic Four’ did in entering into this disgraceful parking meter contract in the first place, this committee has made the review process a top-secret, undercover operation.But are they reviewing the contract with and by themselves? What about all of the concerned stakeholders, such as ordinary citizens, business persons, taxi drivers and minibus operators? What about organisations such as Transparency International Guyana, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Private Sector Commission, the Movement against Parking Meters? What about the religious community? What about the schools? Will they be invited to be involved at the last minute, if at all?With more than two months elapsed of the three-month period given by the Minister for the Council to get it right, it is logical for persons to become concerned that the Council would try to foist the very same company — Smart City Solutions — on the citizenry, and ramrod this very contract with just a few minor adjustments down everyone’s throats. Beware!Sincerely,Amber Valentinelast_img read more

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