3 in 10 students of inner-city schools live below the poverty line. Hopefully, more young professionals like Mrs. Marzenski can help stem that tide.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
Nationally recognized personal injury law firm The Reeves Law Group today announced the winner of its 2014 $1000 academic scholarship contest. The winner is graduate student and Cleveland inner-city school teacher Heather Marzenski of Strongsville, OH.
Scholarship applicants were tasked with answering how they had made significant contributions to those in their communities who have met with misfortune. Mrs. Marzenski, who is currently completing a Master’s degree at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, OH, detailed her experiences as a teacher at the St. Rocco School in Cleveland. Her application, which explored the daily challenges and successes teaching inner-city kids living at or near the poverty level, was the clear winner.
“Heather’s application was sincere, heartfelt and very deserving,” said firm founder Robert Reeves. “Not only does she run multiple fundraisers throughout the year to make up for the budget shortfalls that directly impact students in her classroom, but she collects used clothing and shoes outside of school to assist these same families. She also does all of this while working multiple jobs, finishing her Master’s degree, and caring for her own family, which includes a two-month newborn.”
According to the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) 3 in 10 students of inner-city schools live below the poverty line. In comparison, only 1 in 10 students live below the poverty line in suburbs. Be it in Ohio or nationally, the facts show that poverty remains overwhelmingly concentrated within the urban core. Hopefully, more young professionals like Mrs. Marzenski can help stem that tide.
For more information on The Reeves Group Scholarship and to consider submitting an application for 2015 please visit http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/.
About The Reeves Law Group:
The Reeves Law Group is a personal and accident injury law firm based in Southern California with over twenty-five years experience. The firm has won millions in jury verdicts and its attorneys have been rated top practitioners in the field of personal injury by Newsweek, Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Associations, and many others. For a free case review call 800-644-8000 or visit them online at http://www.RobertReevesLaw.com.