Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Our Signature Project: Success Looks Like Me®

Success Looks Like Me® is the CGLI’s Grants program that provides low-income youth of color with opportunities to interact with successful adults who reflect the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic richness of Western New York and our nation. Local and national leaders of color will interact with youth through mentoring opportunities, panel and group discussions, tours of workplaces (both virtual and physical), as well as one-on-one interactions -- thus inspiring our youth to believe that they, too, can achieve greatness and recognize that “Success Looks Like Me.”


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Why Success Looks Like Me?

“Having access to people, places and experiences can be a game-changer for many youth of color living in low-income communities. Hearing such simple words as “you can do it” from positive role models can motivate youth to aspire to achieve their own successes.” ~ Jennifer J. Parker, J.D., Council Member, Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative


Overview:

The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative’s signature project, Success Looks Like Me®, provides low-income youth of color with opportunities to interact with successful adults who reflect the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic richness of Western New York and our nation.

The Success Looks Like Me® Role Model Project brings together leaders of color and local youth through in-person and on-line mentoring opportunities, panel and group discussions, tours of workplaces and college campuses, and one-on-one meetings. The ultimate goal being that they are inspired to believe that they, too, can achieve greatness and recognize that “Success Looks Like Me.”

The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) formally introduced their signature project in the Spring of 2012 with Lackawanna-native and Tony Award winning actor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Click here for more information on the official launch of Success Looks Like Me®.

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