Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute on Rochester in Focus

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Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women received a $1.2 million dollar gift from the Speranza Family and Cheryl and Paul Speranza Foundation to open a new leadership institute for girls of color at Mercy.

Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute Chair, Linda Dickey and Vice Chair, Dr. Sharitta Gross, sat down with Brennan Sommers of News10NBC to discuss scholarship opportunities available for incoming 9th graders.

Authentic Sisterhood Conference on Good Day Rochester

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Tanishia Johnson is a counselor, life coach and motivational speaker. Originally from Bronx, New York, Tanishia has made Rochester her home. On March 30th, she set out to bring over 200 women to downtown Rochester for the first-ever Authentic Sisterhood Conference in celebration of Women’s History Month. Watch her interview on Good Day Rochester as she sat down with Jennifer Johnson in a pre-event interview to discuss the conference.

Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute on Many Voices, Many Visions

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Do you know an 8th grade student from a diverse economic background entering 9th grade this fall ? The Cheryl Speranza Leadership Institute at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is accepting applications for it’s first cohort of scholars. Full tuition support available for admitted students. Details of the application process can be found here. Watch as the Chair, Linda Dickey and Co-chair, Dr. Sharitta Gross talk about the Institute and it’s offerings on Many Voices, Many Visions with Norma Holland.