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Global Institute of Lansing Graduation

Friday, June 12, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Global Institute of Lansing Graduation


About the Event:  The Global Institute of Lansing will celebrate the graduation of 8 students who have earned high school diplomas this year through this exceptional program. The event is a celebration of these hardworking students’ achievements while honoring the volunteers, donors and partners who helped make it happen.   


All are welcome and entry is free.  At First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, 211 N. Chestnut St., Lansing, MI 48933 Monday, June 15,  11:00am – 1:00 pm. 


“These students worked very hard to establish a solid foundation towards their future by earning their high school diplomas. In the 5 years that I have been associated with the GIL, I am always moved witnessing students accepting their high school diplomas and I am very proud to have played a role in helping all of our students achieve their educational pursuits.” said Dr. Thomas Woods, Global Institute of Lansing GIL President


“The Global Institute of Lansing is a fantastic program that helps refugees succeed.  These refugee show so much hard work that they are an inspiration to us all.  We are happy to help them complete their education.” said Judi Harris, Director of Refugee Services at St. Vincent Catholic Charities



Editor’s Note:  Media are invited to cover the event.


Date and Time: Monday, June 15th, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Place:  First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, 211 N. Chestnut St. Lansing, MI 48933



About the Global Institute of Lansing:  The GIL was founded as part of a collaborative initiative of St. Vincent Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.  GIL’s goal is to provide appropriate educational options for refugee and immigrant youth to complete high school and earn a diploma in an atmosphere of peace, respect encouragement and inspiration.  Today the GIL is a thriving independent non-profit, providing vital resources to our community. GIL is an independent charitable non-profit corporation who pays for the student’s high school program by tax-deductible contributions, grants and in-kind gifts such as the instructional space offered by First Presbyterian Church.  The staff are strictly qualified volunteers.


The coalition of the GIL believe all children and youth in the Lansing area, regardless of their place of origin, are valuable members of our community and have the right to learn, grow and achieve their desired educational success. GIL envisions a community built from youth infused with hope, opportunity, self-efficacy and personal empowerment.


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