DeShawn Armistead completed a BA in Government & Philosophy from Connecticut College in May 2016.
"I am about to do something amazing. It’s time to go make it happen.”— DeShawn Armistead
Americans with bachelor’s degrees, on average, make nearly twice as much per hour than those without a degree.*
As students, our young people build the foundation they need to achieve in school and in life by having strong academic support, receiving guidance from adult role models and committing to their own success.
Our college graduates are pursuing careers in professions ranging from environmental policy to public relations. Others are working toward advanced degrees so that they will be better positioned to excel in their chosen fields.
Be it through film production, teaching mathematics, counseling youth or practicing law, these young people are ready to change the world.
THEN & NOW: From GCYC Days to College Campuses Across the Country
This summer, Dashay, Arnesia, DeShawn and De'Andre shared their stories with Comer Family Foundation. Read about each student's journey from Chicago's South Side to college graduation.