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2016-07-05

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Newest Point scholars announced

Point Foundation ( Point ) announced its 2016 class of 22 Point Foundation Scholars, as well as the launch of its new Community College Scholarship Program, which awarded scholarships to its first class of 11 students.

One has a local connection, as Bridgette Davis—who hails from Donahue, Iowa—is obtaining a Ph.D. in social work at the University of Chicago.

Regarding the 2016 class of Point scholars:

—50 percent of represent racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education;

—41 percent identify as transgender or gender nonconforming;

—36 percent are the first generation in their family to go to college;

—The 22 scholars come from 17 states and three countries; and

—Last year they collectively provided approximately 15,000 hours of service to their communities.

In addition, Point has initiated a new program to help LGBTQ students in their final year of community college prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university. Wells Fargo, a longtime corporate partner of Point, is funding the inaugural year of Point's Community College Scholarship Program.

Point Foundation aims to empower promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential—despite the obstacles often put before them—to make a significant impact on society.

'National Conversation' July 15-16 in Chicago

On July 15-16, the National Archives ( NARA ) will host the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights at the Center on Halsted and the Chicago History Museum. This program is part of a nationwide initiative to facilitate discussion of rights in the 21st century.

On Friday, July 15, the conversation will kick off at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., with a performance of "Making It Home," by the Youth Empowerment Performance Project. A discussion with the cast and its director, Bonsai Bermudez, will follow.

On Saturday, July 16, the conversation will continue at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., with panels on legal and socioeconomic issues facing the LGBTQ community.

Visit Archives.gov/amending-america/join/chicago.html. Register at www.archivesfoundation.org/amendingamerica/conversations/lgbtq/.


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