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Bishop William J. Barber, II Betterment Scholarship Awarded for 2020

GOLDSBORO– Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation (RBPCDC) announces the first recipients of the 2020 Bishop William J. Barber, II Betterment Scholarship Award.  With funding support from AT&T, $2,500 scholarships were awarded to Jaila Futrelle, a freshman at Saint Augustine University and Jamila McKinnon, a junior at UNC Charlotte.

“Jaila was the first baby enrolled in RBP Christian Academy and Childcare Center and remained with us until aging out. To see her now pursuing higher education is extremely rewarding. We were a part of her early education and want to continue to support her higher education”, said Bishop Barber, Senior Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church and Board Chair Emeritus of RBPCDC. Jaila is majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Physiology.

John Barnes, C.E.O. Of RBPCDC, said “Jamila McKinnon, from Raleigh NC, is majoring in Elementary Education. She will be responsible for shaping the educational development of our future generation. We are honored to assist her to obtain her goals.”