Brandeis undergraduates awarded Davis Projects for Peace Grant

A project created by two Brandeis students to provide assistance on matters of citizenship, asylum and immigration has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from the Davis United World College Scholars Program.

Created by Jonathan Goldman ’19 and Victoria St. Jean ’19, the Right to Immigration Institute is working towards becoming accredited to provide representation and assistance for asylum seekers in immigration proceedings, in addition to establishing opportunities for people to become trained representatives for asylum seekers. With the Projects for Peace grant, Goldman and St. Jean will create a training program for undergraduate students to become accredited representatives and they will implement a citizenship program for the Waltham Public Schools.

The Davis Projects for Peace grant program was established in 2007 on the occasion of philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis’ 100th birthday. Davis was intent on advancing the cause of peace and sought to motivate tomorrow's promising leaders by challenging them to find ways to “prepare for peace.” The Davis family continues to honor her legacy by funding Projects for Peace. The program seeks proposals that address conflict resolution and reconciliation;

foster understanding; provide opportunity, and help to build community.

A total of 120 projects across the country were awarded grants through the program this year. Each project will be implemented over the summer.

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