Ron Brown Scholar Community Service Foundation
2010 Community Service Foundation Grants
At the heart of the Ron Brown Scholar Program lies an unshakable commitment to service. The Ron Brown Scholar Program launched its Community Service Foundation (CSF) in April of 2008 with the intent to help Ron Brown Scholars continue serving their communities through innovative service projects. Thanks to a gift from the CAP Charitable Foundation, the CSF will award small grants to Ron Brown Scholar applicants who submit proposals of service projects that demonstrate visionary solutions to problems of social importance.
2010 Grant Recipients:
Jason Young (RBS 2000), Biz Camp - Ben Franklin Intermediate School ($1,665) - to support teaching a class of middle school students how to start their own business.
Geraldine Pierre (RBS 2004), Ku McMahan (RBS 1999), Mike Woodward (RBS 2004) and Danielle Lovell-Andrews (RBS 2002), Masue Village Borehole: Access to Clean and Safe Water ($5,000) - to finance materials for the building of a borehole which will provide disadvantaged villagers with a reliable source of clean water for the village households.
Charly Jeune (RBS1999) and Geraldine Pierre (RBS 2004), Backpacks for Haiti ($5,000) - to provide backpacks and school supplies for the most disadvantage Haitian children (many of whom lost all of their belongings in the 1/12/2010 earthquake).
Diana Ofosu (RBS 2008) and Raymond Grissom (RBS 2008), Giving Youth a Valuable Environment (G.Y.V.E.) ($1,500) - to cultivate the intellect and spiritual capacity of junior youth by engaging in community service.
Joni Stuart (RBS 2000), Greater Kids Help-First Aid and Disaster Camp and Adult Basic First Aid Classes ($1,000) - to support a children’s first aid and safety camp for inner city youth and a basic first aid course for inner city adults in New Orleans.