July 19, 2023
The 2023 Don Bosco Scholars, first-generation college students from Port Chester, celebrate their upcoming journeys into higher education after graduating from a program that helped them navigate the college application process. Front row: Don Bosco Community Center Executive Director Jerry Rodriguez (left), Natalie Pinto, Jeydi Rivera, Carol Conde and College Planning Consultant Eli Groenendaal. Second row: Katherine Vizhco (left), Michael Ramos, Angel Rojas, Tian Lin and Matthew Tirabasso. Third row: Yannely Sanchez (left), Scholars Coach Susan Keating, Reverend Pat Angelucci and Program Director Michael Keating.
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Students in the 2023 Don Bosco Scholars program are off to college. The Don Bosco Scholars program was created in 2016 to match volunteer coaches with 15 aspiring first-generation Port Chester students to help them and their families through the college application process during their junior and senior years of high school.