Black People : Oakland-woman sends dozens of underprivileged kids to college with her own money

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  1. Amnat77

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    In 1987, Oakland real estate agent Oral Lee Brown adopted a first grade class and committed to sending each eligible student to college. She didn't know where the funds would come from, but she was set on seeing underprivileged kids have a chance for higher education.

    When the time came, almost all of the 23 students went on to college thanks to "Mama Brown," who had tucked away a nest egg saved from her real estate income.

    Now, Brown's foundation continues to make dreams come true for Oakland students, doling out college scholarships every three years.

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    I know her.. she goes to my mother's church.. she's a very very shrewd
    business person.. Real Estate.. I know she took a beating with the drop in the
    market though.. she's not rich.. she's just committed.. and organized in her
    intentions.. I used to rent a building from her back in '01/02'.. it was then that
    one of her students she had committed to pay through college was killed in
    a drive by shooting down of East 14th in the 80's.. she was pretty tore up
    about it.. she's dedicated though.. and her office is right in the heart of all the
    turmoil.. other companies are scared to be down where she is.

     
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    Two thumbs up, to our sister for making a different in life
     
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