Two Chicago students were welcomed to the White House by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in the 2015 "Beating the Odds" Summit.
Two Chicago students who participate in Bottom Line, a nonprofit that helps low-income and first-generation students get into college, graduate and go far in life, were welcomed to the White House by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in the 2015 "Beating the Odds" Summit on July 23, 2015.
Sarah Sanchez, a 2015 graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Mrs. Obama's alma mater, and Jacob Romero, a 2015 graduate of Chicago's Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy, were among 140 college-bound students to attend the event, which shared tools and strategies to successfully transition to college and the resources they will need to persist and complete the next level of their education.
"Bottom Line is honored to be included in this special gathering with other national non-profits who are helping to change the odds of college success for low-income, first generation students every day across the country," said Chris Broughton, Executive Director for the Chicago office of Bottom Line. Read the full article >>