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Jésus Perez, MSW 2017

I Want to Change the World, Starting in My Community

I want to be in a position where my decisions are influential, like on a city council, and to be a bridge for community members. Everything I have learned at U-M I can put to use serving communities.

Why I'm Here

I was interested in community organizing, and a friend said U-M School of Social Work was a great school, so I looked online. I didn’t know you could do so much with macro systems with an MSW, and the community-based initiatives sounded amazing.

Impact of the Scholarship

Without my Raise Hope Scholarship, I would not have been able to attend the U-M School of Social Work. Taking out big loans was not an option for me. Scholarship donors are bridging the gap for people like me who otherwise would not have access.

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