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‘Training is a robust device for private {and professional} progress,’ says ASPSF volunteer


Three women stand together against a white banner with the ASPSF logo

Dr. Kalebyra Mitchell (heart) attended ASPSF’s The Lunch Break with Philander Smith College colleagues and former ASPSF recipients Carmen Bradford (left) and Kathy Anderson. 

Over a couple of brief months, Dr. Kalebyra Mitchell has grow to be an unimaginable champion for single mother and father in Central Arkansas. To say thanks, Arkansas Single Mother or father Scholarship Fund has named her the October 2023 Volunteer of the Month.

Kalebyra was first launched to ASPSF this spring and “jumped on the alternative to make a distinction.”

Kalebyra Mitchell

“I strongly consider that training is a robust device for private {and professional} progress,” she mentioned. “By volunteering, I consider that I’m supporting the recipient’s academic journey and serving to to interrupt the cycle of poverty.”

For the {Dollars} For Students On-line Public sale, she gathered in-kind donations that helped elevate over $5,400 for single guardian scholarships. 

The truth is, when Kalebyra met with ASPSF Growth Supervisor Wendy Stotts at Trio’s to speak about volunteer alternatives, they left with a $100 reward certificates for the public sale from the restaurant.

Kalebyra additionally assisted the ASPSF workforce with securing sponsorships and stuffing invites for the statewide occasion The Lunch Break, which raised about $75,000. She described the Oct. 10 fundraiser as her favourite ASPSF second. 

“The occasion was actually outstanding, that includes heartwarming tales shared by a scholar keynote speaker,” Kalebyra mentioned. “Witnessing a room full of people who strongly believed within the group’s mission was highly effective and provoking.”

Group of people sit at a table stuffing envelopes

Dr. Kalebyra Mitchell (second from left) volunteers to stuff invites to ASPSF occasion The Lunch Break. 

Kalebyra additionally advocates for ASPSF and single guardian college students in her function because the Affiliate Vice President for Institutional Development at Philander Smith College (PSU).  

“PSU has not solely had college students take part within the ASPSF scholarship program, additionally they have employed the recipients, one being our librarian and the opposite a coworker within the Workplace of Institutional Development,” she mentioned.

Thanks, Kalebyra, for all that you just do to assist our college students on their academic journeys! 



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