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2017-2018 Seeds of Fortune Inc. Recap

We were busy throughout the fall semester preparing our scholars for college, please review our 2017 Fall - 2018 Winter programming.

2017 Summer College Boot Camp 

Our 5th Annual, Summer College Boot Camp hosted 18 amazing high school scholars in a week long program that developed their scholarship and college packages, career skills, as well as financial literacy through an intensive preparatory process. This year's program was sponsored by the Citizens Committee and hosted at Viacom Media Networks. 

2017 Boston College Tour

Our high school Scholars were provided the opportunity to visit the Boston colleges and universities of Babson College, Wellesley College, MIT, Northeastern University, and Harvard University. Our Trip was also sponsored by Bloomberg LP.

2017 SEED University Leadership Seminar


The 2017 Seed University Leadership Seminar was hosted in Washington DC at Trinity Washington University and focused on the professional development of our University Scholars; represented across 22 colleges and universities to ensure a successful transition from college to career. The young women learned about graduate school options,  built a powerful LinkedIn profile, built a personal website, and heard from speakers across industries from Harvard Medical School to start ups. The Seminar was sponsored by the EILEEN FISHER FOUNDATION.

2018 Seed University  - Financial Empowerment Day 

We hosted our 2018 Financial Empowerment Day in partnership with the Financial Gym, in order to teach college women of color about the power of savings, budgeting, and credit. The workshop took place on January 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm in New York City at the Financial Gym head quarters. Our Seniors were provided financial advisors and sponsored by the EILEEN FISHER FOUNDATION and the financial gym. The Financial Gym exists to help people with an affordable and trustworthy option to achieve financial freedom. They will help you with your full financial picture: outline your goals, budget, savings, investments and continually optimize to help you accomplish your life goals.

2018 Seed University - A Seat at the Table 

A Seat at the Table is an intimate Networking Event hosted at the EILEEN FISHER Creative Center that provides professional networking opportunities to our scholars to help them understand how to excel as they start their careers. The 2018 theme was "Building Toward Your Future". 

Our 2018 speakers were industry professionals listed below: 

  • Nantasha Williams, Head of Political Engagement for Women’s March Inc. & Gov Relations Advisor Cozen O’Connor

  • Camera Walrond, Production Coordinator for the Science Visualization Group, American Museum of Natural History

  • Dr. Jessica Reid-Adam, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology at Icahn School of Medicine

  • Yemi Adewunmi, Digital product designer and professional photographer

  • Driadonna Roland, Deputy editor of sports at Complex

  • Alannah Covington, Executive Assistant Revolt TV

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