Meet Our Alum

We are proud to highlight here some of the Evoluer House Program Graduates since the mission was founded in 2004. Fifteen years later, we are inspired by what they had to share about how Evoluer House has impacted their lives.

Jamilah

"'I am strong. I am confident. I am beautiful.'

 

To say those words is one thing, to believe them is another. True to its name, the Evoluer House has helped me evolve. It shaped me into a stronger student, a more efficient networker, and a humble yet confident young woman. I graduated from the Evoluer House with more than a new skill set, but a new mindset as well. As a graduate of Villanova University with a major in global studies and Arab and Islamic interdisciplinary studies, the tools and values Evoluer has instilled in me have only grown more apparent. And I am grateful to have been, and still be, an Evoluer Girl, as well as a 2019 Fulbright scholar."

Villanova University Class of 2019 and 2019 Fulbright Scholar

Adina

"The Evoluer Program entered my life the summer before I began high school. Prior to becoming an Evoluer girl, I had refrained from acknowledging my abilities. I knew I was smart, but I would never say I was smart. I had a constant fear of coming across as arrogant. What I didn't know then was that knowing and expressing my worth is not equivalent to boasting. Through the program and my peers, I learned to empower and know myself. Now I seek to uplift myself and others to recognize all that we are capable of."

New York University Class of 2024

Laila

“Of the many skills I learned from the Evoluer House, I cherish the confidence I developed. Before the Evoluer House I would doubt my abilities and not take risks. Since being at the Evoluer House I now take risks without second guessing myself. I believe I am an extraordinary individual and I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it. I love to sing and if it weren’t for the Evoluer House I would not have the audacity to acquire my dreams. In the future I aspire to be a famous singer and graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts. The best of me is yet to come.”

Berklee College of Music Class of 2024

Janayjah

"The Evoluer House has given me a gift…a very cherished endowment, which is confidence. The Evoluer House has given me something that can’t be bought or learned in a $40,000 a year school. It starts within. And The Evoluer House has ignited the flame of having self-confidence. A type of confidence that doesn’t depend on my surroundings or who is surrounding me. And I will never let that flame go dim.

 

I am excited to be attending Drexel University this fall to pursue my degree in civil engineering."

Drexel University Class of 2022

Dominique

"The most valuable lesson I have taken away from the Evoluer Program is the importance of networking. In the corporate world it's not about what you know, but who you know. So networking is vital to achieving success in any field. During the program, I had the opportunity to connect with business women of various industries and fields. This privilege broadened my knowledge of exciting opportunities that are available to me and provided me new mentors with major connections.

 

The Evoluer program also influenced my academic achievements. I was awarded a full scholarship to Barnard College. Now that I understand the value of networking, I will take advantage of every chance I receive to connect with professionals in my field."

Barnard College Class of 2019

Aliyah

"I would like to share exciting news that I have received a full scholarship to attend Spelman College in the fall. Thank you Evoluer House for giving me the opportunity to be a student and teacher assistant at your organization. My experience working with the director, the staff and young ladies at Evoluer has added value to my admission application, which allowed me to receive the Bonner Scholarship. I appreciate everything you have done for me and will continue to keep in touch to update you on my academic success."

Spelman College Class of 2021

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The Evoluer House Founder was one of 10 women in the nation selected by the White House as a Champion of Change for her leadership and work in extracurricular enrichment for marginalized girls of color.  Read more

The Evoluer House was also recognized by Honorable Barack Obama, the 44th

President of the United States, for 11 years of service to young urban girls.  Read more

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