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Words from our Founding Director

Jacqueline Wilson

Words from Our Founding Director for May 2019

May 2019

Commencement Day, May 8, will be a day of joy for all the students who have completed the education they worked so hard to gain. Congratulations!

But this day can be difficult for Wayne State University’s homeless students. In financially stressed families, familial connections are often lost. These students can feel very much alone.

This is especially a great day for homeless and precariously housed students. Receiving that hard-earned diploma means an achievement reached despite a struggle to meet their daily needs. Obtaining food, shelter, and the basic necessities of life is a challenge on top of getting to class and having a secure place to study.

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program offers a hand to these students in need. We are proud of each and every one of the students when they reach that goal of completing their education and getting that diploma! We wish them much success in the next phase of their lives!

Jacqueline Wilson