Berket Needs A Hand
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 12, 2012 11:14 am
Posted to: Immigrants
Berket Tewolde, who was carried as an infant refugee out of Ethiopia, is poised to join a national youth leadership conference this summer in Washington D.C. But he’s over a thousand dollars short of the $1,900 fee.
Merryl Eaton, who works at Christian Community Action, is working to help 13-year-old Berket receive the money he needs.
The Newhallville 7th-grader is a rising star at Celentano School. His and his mom Sara Tewolde’s story of hardships overcome is told in this Independent article.
Berket has earned a $650 scholarship to the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, which falls short of the $1,900 program fee.
Director, Adovcacy & Education
Christian Community Action
660 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 06518
“Sara and Berket are wonderful people who are trying very hard to find their piece of the American Dream,” Eaton said.
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ABSOLUTELY! you’ve got $50 from our family, Mr. Tewolde, and I hope you raise every penny you need. Please keep all of us posted on how the fundraising goes and I for one will expect a full report on NHI after this wonderful young man attends his conference this summer. Good luck!!