HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS RECEIVE $7,500 GRANT

grant announcement

for August 30th, 2021

We are excited to announce that the Level Up Services team in the School of Business & Technology at Huston-Tillotson College are receiving a $15,000 grant – Legacy Collective is providing $7,500 and Thrivent is providing the other $7,500!

For the Spring 2021 semester, students participated in the Biz Ready Program led by Dr. Rohan Thompson, Interim Dean of the School of Business and Technology. Students were divided into three teams, each creating a business plan for a nonprofit organization. Biz Ready is a new program offered within the School of Business to empower students to become business-savvy individuals of tomorrow. The program is designed to take high-performing students beyond the classroom and apply the knowledge obtained from their classes in real-life business environments. Legacy Collective provided a mentor to each team to assist them in their efforts. Additionally, Notley and Legacy Collective provided guest speakers throughout the semester.

At the end of the semester, the three teams presented their nonprofit solutions to a panel of judges from the Legacy, Thrivent and Notley communities. The judges chose The Level Up Services Program as the winner! The students on this team developed a financial literacy program to meet the needs of students on campus and in the community. The students have decided to use the funding to build out this program under the oversight of Huston-Tillotson to serve their community and generations of students to follow.

The students on the winning team were Zahria Touchstone, Saffana Velji, Dadwin Hernandez, and Amelia Abel.

We want to congratulate all that participated on a job well done!

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