York City African-American Educators Endowment Fund
Five retired African-American colleagues from the York City School District – Eloise Newsome, Deborah Ritter-Grant, Deloris Penn, Carmen Lambert, and Wanda Dorm – often thought about the students they left behind when they retired. They understood the challenges many York City students face, the unfairness of the hand they were dealt, and the continuing struggle they encounter to achieve the education required to compete in an ever-broadening economy.
These five dedicated women retired with a great amount of pride in their work and a tremendous sense of accomplishment, but one thing was missing – a real legacy. So they decided to take action. They reached out to 100 African-American educators from the York City School District as well as several African-American alums of William Penn High School, asking for support. With the tremendous support they received, they were able to create the York City African-American Educators Endowment Fund, a scholarship fund through York City Dollars For Scholars.
This scholarship is open to second year college students at accredited colleges, universities, vocational or trade schools. This will truly be a legacy from York City minority educators to York City students that will last forever.