June 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Nancy Allen, president of Urban Solutions, Inc., a local 501 (c) (3)
non-profit corporation announced the awarding of $7500.00 in
scholarships. This year marks the 25th year for the Pressley Green Scholarship, which began this effort. Green believed that young people that worked hard deserved a chance for a college education and he helped many young people to reach their goals in life.

"Goals! This is the real focus of our scholarships." said Mrs Allen. "Sometimes that's not reflected in the highest grades. Sometimes there are circumstances in life that aren't reflected in the number of A's and B's. We look for the young people who want to give back once they have received their degrees." She did state that there is a grade point requirement in order to be considered, but this scholarship process goes beyond that and takes a look at the real person.

"There are some wonderful young people in our community who will go on to make a real difference in in the world, and those are the people we are looking for." She said. One recent recipient wrote a letter to the committee to express her gratitude for the scholarship and the scholarship process. "You saw the real me", the letter said.

The following students awarded a $1000.00 scholarship towards his or her college education are; Willie Adams from Henry Ford and Theodore McNeal from Cass will attend U of D Mercy, Andrea Hudson from Central High and Zun-Quenvyun Watkins from King High will attend U of M, Christine Griffin from King will attend Spelman and Aaron Davis from Mumford will attend Bowling Green State U this fall. The following students awarded a $500.00 book award are; Ashante Thomas from Renaissance will attend Central Michigan and Shiwanda Govan and Brittney Wright from King High will attend U of M this fall.

Judith Reasonover, scholarship chair, was on hand to help present
the 2006 scholarships at the Detroit Public Schools business and Industry Luncheon along with Beverly Norrell from Sundance/ Newbridge Publishing and Mrs. Rose Grier.

Seeing the success of the lives of people receiving scholarships given by Urban Solutions has prompted Mrs Allen to expand the giving. Now people and companies who would like to give a scholarship but don't have tihe time to administrate it are invited to make their tax deductible donation to Urban Solutions and the scholarship will be distributed under the name they select.

Urban Solutions also receive a lot of community support. Some of our supporters are: The family of Herman B. Howard, Sommer Schwartz P.C., Sundance/ Newbridge Publishing Company,The family of Bennie Grier, Esq. Retired Judge Alex J. Allen, Jr., Vincent and Betty Little, Xcellence Consulting Services, and others that support this effort and provide individual scholarships.

"We would enjoy teaming up with even more individuals and companies eager to see our community grow and change for the better." Mrs Allen said. "The statement that it takes a village to raise a child is very true, and the rewards last an eternity."

For more information please visit: http://www.Urbansolutionsinc.org or send donations to Urban Solutions, Inc., 3430 E. Jefferson #124, Detroit, MI 48207.Times