The College Crusade of Rhode Island encourages all the state’s colleges to participate in its annual Believe Breakfast, which this year has a theme of “College and Career Success.” The College Crusade believes college and career readiness and preparation are inextricably linked. Today’s economy requires workers with sophisticated social and technical skills, which usually are acquired through some type of postsecondary education.
For many students from low-income urban households, however, the goal of higher education can seem like an unsurmountable challenge. At our upcoming annual Believe Breakfast event on November 13, 2015, we will celebrate our success helping low-income urban students receive the best education possible, prepare to complete postsecondary degree programs, and enter the workforce ready to perform.
Our event will honor James L. Carr, Jr. with the Americo Petrocelli Distinguished Service Award for 2015. Mr. Carr is CEO and President of H. Carr & Sons, Inc., a third-generation family business that provides expert services to the construction industry throughout New England. We will also honor Chanravy Proeung ’04, a national organizer for the Southeastern Asian Freedom Network, with the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2015.