Belle

Belle

I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and immigrated with my family to the Bronx when I was 10 years old.  Growing up in the South Bronx, I witnessed many of the obstacles faced by the community.  My mother worked hard to provide a better life for my brother and I, and always taught us that gaining an education was the path to long-term success.

Currently, I am a sophomore at CUNY-City College in Manhattan.  I am exploring careers in medicine and business with the hope to make an impact in the areas of most need in my community. Noticing the high youth pregnancy and poverty levels, I sought to help through volunteer work. These experiences plus the support of my mother, motivated me to be the first in my family to enroll in college.

I am excited to be part of the ANY organization.  Meeting so many wonderful and inspiring mentors has been eye-opening.  I am hoping that by working with these people, I can achieve the great success I have always dreamt of.

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