Ismenia C.

Ismenia C.

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More About Me

Community: Cerritos
Grade: 7
Birthday: April 15, 2006
Favorite Subject: Math. I love numbers because I will use them throughout my whole life. Understanding them will help me progress.

Dream: To graduate and become an accountant because I already like math and then to become a nurse.

Biography: I try really hard in school because I want to become a successful accountant. Unfortunately my family is having financial difficulties since my father works as a day laborer and his work is not stable and my mother is a housewife. In my free time I help around the house and milk and feed my family’s cow. Our house is in poor shape, the walls are made of rustic wood and cement block and we cook over a wood stove. The house is small with just two rooms and a kitchen. But even with my family’s financial struggles, I won’t lose hope that I will one day achieve my dream of being an accountant. However, without the support of a CoEd scholarship I may need to leave school and work as a maid.

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2 Help your new friend rise.

Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:

  1. a full academic scholarship
  2. psychologists, social workers, and mentors
  3. workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
  4. visits to businesses and universities
  5. opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader

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3 Be changed forever.

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What Is Guatemala Like?

Guatemala’s Western Highlands exhibit one of the most extreme combinations of systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the hemisphere. 3 out of 4 people live in poverty, and 1 in 3 cannot read or write.

Students face overwhelming obstacles to stay in school:

  • lack of financial resources
  • pressure to marry early
  • alcoholism or abuse in their homes
  • gang culture
  • lack of familial support
  • belief that education is not worth investing in

As a result, 95% of poor, rural students never graduate from high school.

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