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CollegeBound receives $3.5 million donation for more resources for Baltimore students

CollegeBound receives $3.5 million donation for more resources for Baltimore students

When Chaz Arnett was figuring out how to continue paying for Morehouse College 16 years ago, all his grandmother had to send him on his way was a plane ticket and a prayer.

And after Mayumy Rivera's freshman year at St. Mary's College of Maryland four years ago, she was shocked when her scholarship well went dry the following year.

But Arnett, a Southwest Baltimore native who went on to obtain a law degree from Harvard University, and Rivera, an immigrant from El Salvador — and as of last Saturday, a graduate of St. Mary's — both shared a secret safety net: the CollegeBound Foundation.

The Baltimore-based nonprofit organization, which has helped 60,000...

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