ScholarCHIPS, Inc. announced today the following new members have been elected to its 2021 board of directors.

WASHINGTON, DC, August 10, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — ScholarCHIPS, Inc. announced today the following new members have been elected to its 2021 board of directors.

The following members each will serve a three-year term:
• Karen Addis, APR, president & CEO, Addis Communications
• Stephanie Cummings Carr, partner executive, Amazon Web Services
• Natalie Eisner, program manager 2, Microsoft
• Alex Hollingsworth, financial representative, Northwestern Financial
• Robert Mayo, PhD, NCC, senior behavioral and social science consultant, American Institutes for Research
• Miyesha Perry, director of grants management, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
• Yolanda Torres, office manager, Friendship Place

“These new additions, along with our current seasoned and talented board members, all bring a diversity of expertise, backgrounds, and experience that will help take our organization to the next level of growth,” said ScholarCHIPS Founder & Executive Director Yasmine Arrington. “Each is dedicated to the mission of mentoring and empowering children of incarcerated parents to not be limited by their circumstances, but instead to pursue and complete their college education.”

In 2020, ScholarCHIPS was selected to partner with Fair Chance, a local organization that works to build the capacity of nonprofits serving children in DC’s Wards 7 and 8, the areas of the city most under-resourced and challenged by the impacts of structural racism. Each year, through its Praxis Partnership, Fair Chance identifies a select group of small nonprofits, predominately led by people of color, to work with them to strengthen organizational leadership and systems to foster sustainability and growth.

“Based on the recommendation of Fair Chance, ScholarCHIPS launched its first official board nomination and selection cycle in Spring 2021,” said Board Chair Chris Magnuson, Director of Learner Experience, EVERFI. “The highly competitive process allowed us to identify and recruit the best mix of individuals to help advance our organization and position us for future growth.”

“Our small but mighty team of ScholarCHIPS volunteers already has achieved so much success. Now, having been selected to work for with Fair Chance, I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” said Arrington.

ScholarCHIPS, Inc. is a DC-based non-profit organization that provides college scholarships, mentoring, and peer support to children of incarcerated parents, inspiring them to complete their college education. To learn more, visit and follow on social media platforms.

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