As a counterpoint to a divisive 2016 election campaign, CBS This Morning is airing a series of national stories that accentuate the positive nature of the human spirit. November 15, 2016
I’m very proud that CBS chose to profile our Pushy Moms program, which pairs volunteers who’ve guided their own children through the college application process with LaGuardia students seeking to transfer to a four-year college.
Our Pushy Moms serve as supportive advisors to help our low-income, new-immigrant and first-in-their-family-to-attend-college students take the next step on the road to success. Pushy Moms is but one of a number of intensive enrichment programs that mean so much to our students’ confidence and ability to succeed. Thanks to generous friends who support these innovative programs, and provide scholarships and emergency aid, our students are getting that extra push they need to beat the odds.
As an uncertain political season gives way to the season of giving thanks, I am grateful for these simple acts of kindness that make a difference in our students’ lives.
Warmest regards, Dr. Gail O. Mellow President