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HWSC: Twin Hillside Scholars Share Paths to Fulfilling Futures

HWSC: Twin Hillside Scholars Share Paths to Fulfilling Futures

In their 25 years, twin sisters Najier and Najah Johnson have done pretty much everything together. They grew up on the South and East side of Syracuse and attended Nottingham High School where, as ninth-graders, they became involved in Hillside Work-Scholarship...
Looking Back, and Looking Ahead

Looking Back, and Looking Ahead

As she prepares to graduate from Potomac High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Chlo’e Gadson can remember the first time she heard of Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. Six years ago, as a middle school student, she was encouraged to join the program by...
Forming Connections for the Future

Forming Connections for the Future

Jermaine LeGree was a middle school student when he first heard about Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection from his mother. “Mom put me in the program as soon as I set foot in high school,” he recalls. “She told me it would help me get a job and scholarships, and...
“It took one Advocate to believe in me”

“It took one Advocate to believe in me”

Ultimately, a high school diploma would only be the beginning of Carmona Ross’ academic journey. As a middle school student in 1992, however, that future was tough for her to imagine. “I’d been having trouble with some of my classes,” Carmona recalls. “This lady at...
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