First-generation college triplets, other students surprised with laptops from Chicago HA

Date Published: 
September 7th, 2021

From the Chicago-Sun Times:

Eighteen-year-old triplets Javier, Gerald Jr. and Miles Lumpkins are days away from heading to college — the first generation in their families to do so.

On Wednesday, their journey was made a little easier when, along with more than 170 other students at the Charles Hayes Center at 4859 S. Wabash, they took part in the Chicago Housing Authority’s annual Take Flight College Send Off.

CHA’s annual event partners with Springboard to Success to provide incoming college freshmen from public housing with dorm room essentials like toothbrushes, laundry detergent and towels.

And this year, families were surprised with new Chromebook laptops for each student.

Read the Chicago Sun Times' article "First-generation college triplets, other students surprised with laptops from CHA."

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