Educapital Foundation partners with Dupré Kelly on scholarship award.
Online PR News – 03-June-2022 – Newark, NJ – Educapital Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of The Dupré Kelly DoItAll University Scholarship award to support and encourage low-income students in Newark, NJ to enroll into trade school.
Dupré Kelly is an accomplished platinum selling recording artist and an award-winning Community leader & Activist. He is on the board for the United Way of The Greater Newark area, the Newark Museum Advisory Board as well as the After School Allstars board. He understands the differences that are present in all areas of the West Ward because he has addressed them by showing up. He also understands that the residents need someone they can trust and will be there when things get difficult. Dupré is an Indigenous West Warder.
His plan is to help revitalize the West Ward as a whole, especially its corridors. Not just brick and mortar but also by revitalizing the mindset of the people by creating programs that engage the residents to be included in the processes.
Dupré believes a sustainable quality of life is a must. "We need to expand our young people's employment opportunities through education and youth initiatives that are of interest to them. We need to reimagine senior recreation and entertainment. We also need to reevaluate legislation that's already in place or propose new legislation that will hold small businesses and storefronts accountable for how our corridors look and are maintained".
With Covid19 changing the landscape of how we move in our everyday lives, Dupré is already partnering with the health department and our local hospitals in a way the West Ward hasn't seen. He is bringing medical & health awareness directly to the people with the Doc on The Block program. He has also been addressing the blight and uncleanliness by partnering with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and the Department of Sanitation for the Sidewalk Soldiers program. Once in office, he will propose to have incentives that will create employment for residents of the community to assist in cleaning their own neighborhoods.
Dupré has received numerous awards and acknowledgments from the Newark Public Schools, as well as community organizations. He's also received awards and acknowledgements from several New Jersey cities such as, Irvington, Paterson, East Orange, Newark, and the New Jersey State Senate & United States Congress. Dupré is also an active board member of the Newark Arts Foundation.
Aims – The principal aim of this scholarship program is to offer financial support to low-income residents of Newark, NJ ages 18 & up.
Scholarship Award Amount – The total distribution for the 2022 - 2023 academic year will be $250,000, as determined based on the Scholarship Committee's evaluation.
How To Apply – Please visit our website https://edu-capital.org/apply