Congratulations to our very own Enroot graduate Josee for receiving the Friends of CRLS First Scholars award!!
FOCRLS helps determined, high achieving CRLS students and we at Enroot are ecstatic they have chosen to support a first generation immigrant student in our Cambridge community. Josee will be studying criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts Boston next year and will continue to be a part of our Enroot family by participating in Enroot’s College Success Program. When asked about her future endeavors at UMass Boston this is what she had to say:
“Being the first in my family to embark on a four-year college education means a lot to me and to my family. Also, I am grateful for being the first, because I can show a good example to my little cousins so that they will be interested to go to college like me. They can also use me as a resource to help them with school work and life's situations. I hope that one day I will become a detective and come to help people who don't have a voice within society, especially people of color. My goal is to do outreach and teach people about how the criminal justice system works. Through workshops, I also want to teach them when and how to claim their basic human rights."
Way to go Josee, we know there are only more great things to come!!