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Playstation 4 for Alonzo who has overcome incredible odds to succeed

Posted Dec 21, 2017
Alonzo served as Monroe's Rugby Manager during his first semester. He also had his first experience living independently in a dorm. He completed his first semester with good grades. He is deeply invested in Criminal Justice and is set to begin an internship with a Judge of The Court of Claims in the Summer of 2018. Alonzo often volunteers his free time to the American Dream Program, where he receives a scholarship, to give back to other youth on the college track. He is requesting a PS4 to make himself more at home at the Monroe dorm.

Alonzo is 21 years old and lives in New Rochelle, NY

Alonzo, now a freshman at Monroe College, aspires to study Criminal Justice in hopes of one day joining the police force. “The community needs cops like me,” he says. Although his childhood was not an easy one: moving in and out of different foster and group homes, Alonzo overcame the many obstacles in his life. And, as he grew, he began to see the tremendous value of education. At one point, Alonzo was commuting two hours to attend a charter school, and after graduation, he was even willing to join the military to finance his college education. But, Alonzo did not have to enlist to get a college degree. His extraordinary perseverance and dedication to learning made him an ideal candidate for HeartShare, a college tuition scholarship. St Vincent is proud to have a scholar with his grit and resilience. With his high school diploma and the HSVS team behind him, Alonzo is a proud college student. “This is a dream come true,” he says often.

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