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15 08, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Flanigan

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Lauren Flanigan is a graduate of Miller Grove High School (2011) and of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business (2015). She currently works as Brand Manager at Mondelez International and she volunteers regularly in areas of education and mentorship. In this post, Lauren  shares about her leadership journey and how 21CL taught her

1 08, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Jared D. Howard

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Jared. D. Howard is a graduate of Redan High School (2013), of Georgia State University (2017) and currently a graduate student at Belhaven University (2020); he works as Admissions Specialist at Morehouse School of Medicine. Jared describes himself as an actor, dancer, and singer who is making waves throughout the entertainment scene in  Atlanta, Georgia

18 07, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Sydnie Cobb

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21CL Alum Sydnie Cobb is a graduate of DeKalb Early College Academy (2018) and currently a student at Harvard University with a concentration in social studies - this summer, she is interning for Georgia Congressman David Scott! Even at a young age, Sydnie has won several leadership awards including 21CL's Georgia Youth Leadership Award (GYLA)

11 07, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Elisabeth

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Gabrielle (Benson) Elisabeth, is our first alumni spotlight for July. A graduate of Robert Alexander High School (2010) in Douglas County and of the University of West Georgia (2014). She currently lives in New York City, performing in Beautiful The Carole King Musical as Little Eva/ Shirelle on Broadway and is pursuing a career in

10 07, 2019

21CL Congratulates Class of 2019

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21st Century Leaders is proud to have over 270 students representing the Class of 2019 from 102 high schools across the state of Georgia. Young leaders who are about to embark on a journey to college, the military, or as entrepreneurs. "College Admissions and scholarship interviewers were extremely interested in my involvement with 21CL. I was always surprised

6 06, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Jacque-Corey Cormier

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Jacque-Corey Cormier, Ph.D. is our first alumni spotlight for June 2019! A graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School (2006), Morehouse College (2010, Masters), Georgia Southern (2012), and of Georgia State University (2017, PhD) He currently works as a clinical Assistant Professor at Georgia State University in the School of Public Health. Jacque-Corey also serves on

16 05, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Brienne’ Coates

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Brienne' Coates our second alumni spotlight for May is an industrial engineer who works for Home Depot as the IFC Analyst. She is graduate of South Paulding High School (2010),  Spelman College (2015), and Georgia Institute of Technology (2016).  Brienne' is a member of the inaugural 21st Century Leaders Junior Board of Directors and when

2 05, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Tessa Szalkowski

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Alumna Tessa Szalkowski is our first spotlight for May! A graduate of Henry.W.Grady High School (2016) and currently a junior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a chemistry major with a minor in marine science and currently works in a laboratory that studies air chemistry in the Galápagos Islands. Tessa says

18 04, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Liesel Stanhope

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Liesel Stanhope is our second alumni spotlight for April; a graduate of Chamblee High School (1998), of Duke University (2002), and of American University Washington College of Law (2011). She previously served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer (Nuke) in Japan for five years and is currently a practicing attorney. Liesel is