Alray Scholar Teresa Pina Joins Cape Verde National Women’s Basketball Team

Posted on September 6, 2013 under

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Congratulations to Alray Scholar Teresa Pina who capped her recent achievement of earning her UMASS degree by making the Cape Verde women’s basketball national team to represent her family’s homeland in the international AfroBasket tournament. Fantastic news!

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Alray Scholars Program Joins The Lenny Zakim Fund Community

Posted on August 2, 2013 under

One of the most rewarding developments of 2012 was the selection by the Lenny Zakim Fund for the Alray Scholars Program to join its community of grassroots nonprofit organizations. Named after the late civil rights leader Lenny Zakim, who ran the New England operation of the Anti-Defamation League, the Lenny Zakim Fund supports small but effective Massachusetts nonprofits that are working to make their communities better. As one of the 50 or so organizations selected in 2012, the Alray program received both a grant and access to the LZF’s network of training and resources. The goal is to nurture small nonprofits that are committed to the kind of sustained bridge-building that Lenny Zakim dedicated his life to doing, so these groups can grow and increase their effectiveness.

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Alray Scholar Elizabeth Cabrera Joins the Class of 2012

Posted on August 2, 2013 under

Congrats to Alray Scholar Elizabeth Cabrera, who earned her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Fall 2012. Here she celebrates with family after being awarded her degree. She is now enrolled in graduate school, studying education. (Photo by Olivia Siegel)

Elizabeth Cabrera was born in the Dominican Republic and went to middle and high school in Boston. She began studying law at a university in San Domingo, but after a few false starts, Liz found herself back in Massachusetts. With her education on hold, she needed to find a job and begin a new life. Eventually, she was able to enroll at Bay State College and earned her Associate’s degree in Computer Science. In 2006, Liz began pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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