ScholarCHIPs Event

New York, NY (July 18th, 2017) – Despite the summer heat, more than 60 guests arrived at The J.M. Kaplan Fund’s office to celebrate and learn more about 2015 J.M.K. Innovation Prize Awardee Yasmine Arrington, and her organization, ScholarCHIPs.  Yasmine founded the organization while she was applying to colleges, and realized that there weren’t any scholarships for teens with incarcerated parents. Recognizing the need to amend such a gap, Yasmine went on to establish ScholarCHIPs, and has awarded over $110,000 in college scholarships to 43 scholars. In addition to monetary support, scholars are also provided with mentor-ship opportunities as well.

You may read more about Yasmine’s work on our website, click here.  Photos from the evening are featured below.

Justin Goldbach, Director of The J.M.K. Innovation Prize, introduces Yasmine.

Guests mingle at The J.M.K. Fund’s office.

Amy Freitag, Executive Director of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, introduces Yasmine.