90.5 WESA Celebrates
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Fri August 8, 2014

Saleem Ghubril, Making College Possible For Many

Saleem Ghubril
Saleem Ghubril
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Read and listen to a story about Saleem Ghubril as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.

Vanessa Thompson had dreams of going to college but thought it was financially impossible, until she heard Saleem speak at Westinghouse High School about the Pittsburgh Promise.

The scholarship program enables students living in the city of Pittsburgh and attending a Pittsburgh high school to receive money to attend college or a technical school.

Vanessa is now a recent graduate of Chatham University and is working toward her master’s degree. Saleem has been the driving force behind the Pittsburgh Promise, working tirelessly since its inception to make sure every Pittsburgh city student has a shot higher education.