Advocate for Education and Community Empowerment
Kenise Lewis is currently completing an associate degree in general studies, with a clear vision to transfer to a four-year university in 2024. Aspiring to major in Public Administration, she intends to enhance her career prospects within her company and fulfill her passion for community development. A native of Baltimore City and a dedicated volunteer, Kenise's goal is to return to impoverished areas in her hometown to create programs that educate and uplift those who may feel left behind, emphasizing that anything is possible regardless of past obstacles. As a single parent who moved her children to Northern Virginia for stability and growth, Kenise's commitment to family has led her to delay her educational dreams. Working diligently to support her children, parents, and grandparents, she strives to balance family responsibilities with her aspiration for higher education. Receiving a scholarship would not only alleviate financial burdens but also set a powerful example for her children that education is achievable and vital for success. Kenise's journey is one of resilience, ambition, and a heartfelt desire to give back to her community through education and empathy.