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AFPWM positively impacts our philanthropic community by connecting and educating people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.

AFP International Awards Diverse Communities Scholarship to Grand Rapids School

posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Catherine Rogg

SJDA Development & Donor Relations Director Elizabeth Heys competed for the Diverse Communities Scholarship and was selected for sponsorship by Koya Leadership Partners, a Boston area retained search firm specializing in human capital for the non-profit sector. Both Koya and AFP gave SJDA high marks for its college-going culture and commitment to educating the children of first generation Latino immigrants.

SJDA is a K-8 Catholic school serving 170 children within the “Grandville Corridor” of Grand Rapids and Wyoming, home to a large population of recent Latino immigrants. In Michigan, fewer than 50% of all Latino children graduate high school, a statistic SJDA aims to improve. The school’s mission is to “Inspire the hearts and minds of Latino children to graduate from college and serve God.”

The AFP International Conference will be held in Baltimore. Keynote speakers include comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, online marketing strategist Seth Godin and Chilean novelist Isabel Allende.