CUNY Start, its track record shows that with good teaching and I-have-your-back counseling, youths who otherwise would likely drop out have a solid shot at making it. Researchers at Stanford, Berkeley and Brown universities have shown that CUNY is a more powerful engine of mobility than almost any university in the nation.
"By the time she was in her senior year at Boston Green Academy in Brighton, Norbrun, 18, had a 5.0 weighted grade point average, earning her place as class valedictorian and a full scholarship to Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she plans to study science, with a tentative plan to go into research or medicine.
Her 19-year-old sister and schoolmate, Marlie Norbrun, is class salutatorian and has a full tuition scholarship to Union College in Schenectady, N.Y."
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