Rochester Man Biking from L.A. to NYC Raising Money to Empower & Educate Young Aspiring Professionals
Tracy Williams is a good friend of mine from my Hometown of Rochester, NY. and a one-of-a-kind-guy in that he is probably the most Socially and Culturally conscious person I know. Among all he does within the Rochester Community, his current initiative is aimed at raising money and awareness to empower young African-American Youth and spark their interest in certain professional areas that are lacking with respect to African-Americans representation. Tracy briefly explains part of the motivation for his 'Bike Ride Coast To Coast' on his Facebook page:
As I pedal across the country to raise awareness about the lack of representation in real estate and real estate related fields, I’m seeing and learning so much.
Not only am I riding to raise awareness about the income and education gap, I’m riding to raise awareness about the many health, mental health and wellness issues in our communities across the United States.
The inspiration for Tracy's journey is his 1st Wife who passed in the midst of her quest within the Real Estate Industry. Tracy explains on the CTW Foundation Website which was created in Memory of his 1st wife:
My first wife, Courtney T. Williams, was studying for her LSAT to pursue a career in Business and Corporate Law when she died in 2002. Her dream was to create a law firm to help establish minority-owned companies and give corporate and civil support to them.
In 2018, the CTW Foundation Inc. was formed to help carry out the purpose of her dream. The CTW Foundation Inc., along with partnering businesses, institutions, agencies and government, will establish and maintain programs that will offer exposure and education in fields related to law and urban development as early as the 3rd grade and continue through high school graduation
Get Updates regarding Tracy's "Bike America Coast to Coast" bike ride here:
You can Donate to the CTW Foundation on the CTW Foundation Website
The CTW Foundation is offering Scholarships to students who want to pursue a career in the fields that the CTW Foundation promotes. Here's all the Scholarship Info:
CTW Foundation Inc. Scholarship
The CTW Foundation Inc Scholarship is intended to assist and encourage high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in the fields of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban Renewal, Urban Economics, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Development in U.S. post-secondary institutions. The CTW Foundation Inc will award full academic scholarships to qualified high school seniors. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale OR a 2.0 with 320 hours work experience (volunteer or paid), have performed more than 200 hours of community service during their high school career, and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university. The CTW Scholarship is available to qualifying students.
The TLW Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to students that exhibit exemplary performance throughout their collegiate career. Upon successful completion of college and acceptance of a job in their respective field, the student will be awarded a “Life Stipend” to assist with buying a home and getting started in life.
Basic Eligibility for Scholarships
To apply, students must be:
A college graduate with an overall GPA of 3.8 or better
From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
Acceptance of a job in a respective field of degree
A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
Apply for one of the CTW Foundation Scholarships below:
WATCH A SEGMENT OF TRACY'S 'BIKE AMERICA COAST TO COAST' JOURNEY HERE:
Congratulations Tracy & Family from WBLK Radio!!!