Project Brownstone Celebrates Its 5th Year
New York-based non-profit in the education sector hosts its fifth annual event to celebrate the milestone and to fundraise for the organization's core programs.
"Come celebrate an evening showcasing our students in a dance performance as well as a runway fashion show with designer, Epperson NYC, who appeared on Project Runway," reads the welcoming message from the organization.
This year the organization will celebrate its 5th year of its work and will present the first graduate from the Textbook Stipend Project, the organization's core program and which aims to make the gap from high school to college process easier for students who receive a stipend for textbooks and supplies. The program sent its first awardees to college in 2014, and has been continuously growing ever since.
"We are proud to present our first graduate, Dina Atwa," said Earl Davis, the Executive Director of Project Brownstone, adding that the young woman graduates from SUNY Oneonta with a double major in Psychology and Fine Art, with a 3.84 gpa. "We're really proud of her accomplishment. She broke ground as a 'test student' allowing us to build and test our Textbook Stipend Project. In spite of obstacles placed in her way, with a bit of guidance and encourage she embodies what the organization is about: empowerment and personal development."
A fashion show, produced by one of the organization's board members, supermodel Coco Mitchell, will present eppersonnyc (eppersonnyc.com)
"To further celebrate," says Davis, "We will present one of our students, Frank Martinez, a Dance major, in a performance to demonstrate how diverse our students are but also to show his progress over the two years he's been with us."
"Project Brownstone 5th Anniversary Fundraiser Celebration"
For more information, contact Project Brownstone (133 W 131st St.) at (212) 694-3526. Its website is projectbrownstone.org.