Road to a Better Community – New Futures
At 17, Cristian Perrera migrated from El Salvador to the United States in search of better education. Cristian wasn’t familiar with the English language or culture, making his transition to the US difficult, but he didn’t allow these hurdles to stop him. Once he was able to finish high school, he received help from an organization called New Futures.
New Futures’ mission is to provide educational opportunities for rewarding careers. They provide academic scholarships, academic and career advising, skill-building workshops, and career readiness. Most of the students that come into their program are first-generation immigrants or low-income students, and their approach is to provide equitable support across the board.
New Futures helped Cristian prepare for college with the help of his advisor, Allie Sirrine. She was there for him when he graduated from Montgomery College with his associate’s degree, and she is still helping him as he pursues his dream of becoming a teacher.
Inspired by New Futures’ mission to change lives, Easterns wanted to help as well. Easterns Automotive Group surprised New Futures with a donation of $2,000 to support their Power On fundraiser. Completely shocked and grateful, Allie shared that this is enough to cover a school semester for one of their scholars. We are honored to support this remarkable initiative.