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Pursue Unity

Pursue Scholars

Project Description

Pursue Scholars is an urban leadership development 501c3 nonprofit that invests in emerging leaders from neighborhoods across Chicago to influence lasting impact in our city. We train and inspire young leaders to successfully complete college while also growing as leaders. In 2020, a small group of staff and supporters of Pursue Scholars walked the entire 24 miles of Western Ave. in Chicago to raise awareness and money. By the time it was finished, we had doubled our initial financial goal and raised $100,000 to invest in emerging urban leaders. We called this campaign Pursue Unity. For Pursue Unity 2021, three of our brightest young scholars will be leading the way as they have committed to walking the entire 24 miles this year. Through their leadership and those who will join them, we are seeking to raise $200,000 this year. These funds will support the Pursue Scholars Persistence Initiative. The Persistence Initiative will strengthen our Pursue Guides program, provide additional scholarship dollars, and enhance community enrichment programming. Your support is needed to help us reach this goal!!! Will you consider a generous donation to invest in these young leaders? ”

Our Mission

Pursue Scholars holistically invests in emerging urban leaders in pursuit of higher education.

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Project Has Ended

$150,451 out of $200,000