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Dorson Continues to Serve During COVID-19

Despite the current COVID-19 health crisis, Dorson Scholars remain committed to their college and career goals, and our organization is steadfast in continuing to support their dreams.

UPDATE: Our annual Spring Splendor gala is postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. As such, this postponement puts our organization’s operations and programs in jeopardy. We're inviting you, our supporters, to make a donation in honor of our students and their commitment to success.

What Is Dorson Doing Now? 

On March 11, we swiftly moved our programming to an online platform. Twice a week, every other week, our cohort of 20 ninth grade Scholars convene on Zoom for our College Readiness and Career Development courses.


In recent weeks, we’ve conducted:

 A three-part Essay Writing Series

A two-part Resume Writing Series

 A virtual tour of Columbia University 

A Dorson alumni panel featuring alums studying at universities including NYU, Lehigh, and Georgetown. 

What Do Our Scholars Need? 

The move to online learning has been challenging for schools in the inner-city and this adjustment has taken a toll on our students, many of whom face issues with Internet connectivity which ultimately affects their learning capabilities.


To help our Scholars deal with the rapid changes and increased uncertainty, we are working to build a safe, supportive online community and provide a space for our Scholars to connect in positive ways. To support their social-emotional needs, we are hosting small group check-in meetings every other week.  Additionally, we’re providing

bi-weekly virtual social activities, including trivia nights, movie discussions, and a coding bootcamp, to inject a bit of fun into their lives. 

Clip of Trivia Night on Zoom with the Dorson Scholars. 

How Can You Help?

We urgently seek your support!


A donation to Dorson will help us keep our doors open by covering our operational costs, as well as pay our instructors and purchase more robust tools and software to enhance our new virtual learning environment.


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Tel. 973-280-9565

Email: info.dcfoundation@gmail.com

280 S. Harrison Street, Suite 300, East Orange, NJ 07018

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