Sat, Jun 04|
Grand Slam Banquet Hall
'An Evening with the Stars' Gala
You won't want to miss this local nonprofit's first big event to honor three high school seniors and award them scholarships to college and vocational training. *** All guests must present a photo ID with a negative PCR or Rapid COVID test result, taken 3-7 days prior to the event.
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2022, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Grand Slam Banquet Hall, 3534 Broadway, New York, NY 10031, USA
About the event
Join us for an evening of mixing, mingling to raise money for Verkeya Speaks, Inc.!
In January of 2021, the organization formed its board of directors which began to work on the mission and vision of the organization. One of its initial activities was the selection of its first scholarship recipient, Anaya Calixte who is a graduate of Thurgood Marshall Academy high school, Harlem, NY and currently attending Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD.
Verkeya Speaks, Inc. currently has three scholarships:
- The Lt. Colonel Jackson Scholarship, awarded to a young woman of color who is a high school senior that has overcome personal or academic hardship and intends to go to college.
- The Mesha Davis Award, awarded to a young woman of color who is a high school senior and intends to go pursue vocational training.
- The Loyd-Blackman Scholarship, awarded to a young woman of color who has excelled in English or the Arts in high school and intends to pursue English or the performing / fine arts in college.