Jemima Laurent, College Lingual, Newark, NJ

by | Feb 21, 2016 | What Does $1000 Do?

When I first received the email from the Pollination Project stating that they have agreed to fund our project, I was beyond ecstatic. To me, it meant that somebody other than myself believed in College Lingual and its potential. Starting College Lingual was a personal and yet scary process. Everyone on the board is a first generation college students and many are first generation Americans as well. As a unit we understand the challenges students and parents faced personally, but this was the first time many of us were pursuing entrepreneurial dreams. Prior to applying for the Pollination Project grant we knew our project has great potential, and winning the grant solidified the vision.

Written by Carolyn Ashworth