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“If I hadn’t found Hope Hall, I wouldn’t be the leader I am today.”

I have two people to thank for my success; my mother, who always encouraged me, and Sister Diana, who shaped how I work with other people. I saw how Sister treated everyone with respect every day, and I learned even more when I was picked to be a Hope Hall ambassador. I became a peer navigator and resident assistant at Monroe Community College, and I used the study technique I learned at Hope Hall in my criminal justice classes.

Sha Ron Bates, class of 2015, is now a Supervisor at a local fish market.

We can’t do this without you.