JRF Special Recognition Awardee – Juma Sei

April 2, 2020 - News, Scholars

To foster his diverse interests, Juma is a member of several on-campus organizations. He is Secretary of Yale’s Black Men’s Union and liaisons between first-year class members and the BMU board. He is alsoa creative writing tutor for the Urban Improvement Corps, a mentoring and tutoring program that provides elementary, middle, and high school students […]

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John Bernagene ’19 in Memoriam

February 10, 2020 - Alumni, News

Dear Members and Friends of the Jackie Robinson Foundation Community, With very heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of JRF Scholar alumnus John Bernagene, Class of 2019. John passed away on September 15, 2019, just a few months after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. This is a devastating loss for all of us who […]

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JRF Scholar Spotlight – Chestan James

January 24, 2020 - News, Scholars

Personal Reflection: Last Summer, I traveled to Ghana to participate in a service-learning program where I worked with communities affected by child trafficking and child labor. l collaborated with GESI representatives in a school, and observed the school’s organizational structure and created action plans to improve the students’ school experience, identify funding needs and opportunities, […]

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