The District of Columbia Housing Authority goes beyond its mission of ensuring affordable housing by providing its residents with opportunities to build self-sufficiency through tools like its Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program
The 2017 fall semester was about to start, but Lillian Copeland was still uncertain about how she was going to pay her college tuition. The rising sophomore and Washington, D.C., native had been accepted as a transfer student at Spelman College in Atlanta, but she needed more money.
“I wanted to go to Spelman because it was my dream school,” said the 19-year-old. “And to get accepted there and then not know if I could pay the bill was so stressful.”
Spelman College student Marcea Lewis explains how her school's sustainability internship program helped reduce her carbon footprint
As a Sustainable Spelman intern for the past two years,I have had a life-changing experience. Before my internship, I was not aware nor did I care about the tremendous effect humans have on the health of our planet. By living on a campus that is making changes to better the environment, I have been able to see the results of these efforts. I’ve learned thatby using basic, energy-efficient technology such as LED light bulbs, I can go about my everyday life while reducing my carbon footprint.
ATLANTA, October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Spelman College has partnered with Chevrolet to build upon the College’s mission to achieve climate neutrality. As a result of the College’s sustainability initiatives, Spelman will sell the automaker carbon credits, which will net the institution up to $100,000. In recognition of the partnership, Spelman will host a presentation with Chevrolet on Oct. 22, Campus Sustainability Day.