$40 for 40 Kids: Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Hill Harper & Sherri Shepherd Join Social Media Campaign for Rosa Parks Scholarship

In Education on June 21, 2011 at 1:54 am
via Jamal Simmons:

Jamal Simmons, one of the most recognizable faces in U.S. politics as a political analyst for CBS News, CNN, MSNBC and other national broadcast outlets, announced the launch of an innovative social media fundraising campaign benefitting the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation (http://www.rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org/). Continue for more…
Each year, the foundation awards scholarships to 40 students graduating from high schools in Detroit and around Michigan. A 1988 scholarship recipient, Simmons’ campaign asks potential donors to pledge just $40 to provide scholarships for 40 kids.
“I’ve been involved in campaigns most of my life and this one brings together pundits, writers, actors and other celebrities to raise money for kids in my hometown of Detroit using social media,” Simmons said. “Every day a different person will tap into the power of his or her individual network to encourage friends, fans and followers to give just $40 to help 40 kids achieve their dreams and anybody can help by retweeting or reposting!”
 Simmons’ efforts will receive star-power support from Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Hill Harper, Sherri Shepherd, dream hampton, Toure, Fox News political analyst Kirsten Powers, MSNBC analyst Karen Finney and many other personalities who are dedicating a day to fundraising via their social networks over the next month. Collectively, all participants have over 1 million followers on Twitter alone.

A 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation awards scholarships to 40 Michigan high school seniors each year who exhibit Mrs. Parks’ ideals while demonstrating academic skills, community involvement and economic need. Founded in 1980, the fund has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship money to more than 900 high school seniors.

Partial List of $40 for 40 Social Media Fundraisers:
Kim Coles

Rosario Dawson

Hill Harper

Kerry Washington
  1. Awesome post Iconic Girl. Thank you!

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