San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thank you for supporting
REACH Prep's Annual Benefit Luncheon on April 24, 2017.
Celebrate REACH Prep and the accomplishments and dedication of our Scholars at our Annual Benefit Luncheon!
This year, we are proud to announce two time Emmy nominated actress, award-winning television writer and children's book author, Sonia Manzano, as our featured speaker.
For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as "Maria" on Sesame Street. Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm.
Now twice nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series, Manzano didn’t have a lot of resources as a child growing up in the South Bronx. Immensely talented, Sonia never gave up, and within a year of graduating college, Manzano found herself on Sesame Street. She won 15 Emmys as part of the Sesame Street writing team, and also wrote for the Peabody Award-winning children's series Little Bill.
A staunch advocate for education, Manzano shares her extraordinary talent to help children to succeed. Infusing humor and charm into her presentations, Manzano inspires audiences with her passion, strength and insight into success. Whether speaking out for literacy, diversity, or addressing the issues children face in our media-saturated life, she is a familiar, engaging voice that brings new light to her roles and to our lives.
We appreciate your generous support. Your commitment will help make this year’s event the best ever.
For more information, please contact Gracie Phillips at email@example.com or call (203) 487-0750.
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REACH Prep helps motivated and talented Black and Latino students from underserved communities in Fairfield and Westchester Counties and the Bronx gain admission to and thrive in competitive independent schools. Upon placement, students benefit from a twelve-year educational continuum, including comprehensive academic enrichment, leadership training and supplementary individual and family guidance, which prepares them to succeed at competitive colleges.