Award students Natalie Tolbert (from left), Ariel Walker, Iresha Spears, Elayne Elloitt, Andrews Dickers, Charles Hurt, Guadalupe Salzar Lacie Parham and Juan Lopez


The nonprofit Urban Solutions, Inc., recently presented $10,500.00 in scholarships and book awards to graduating high school seniors. This marks the 31st year for the Pressley Green Scholarship which started this effort because Green believed in young people and sent many to college.
This year, the $1000.00 scholarships went to Charles Hurt, Antara Afrin, J”Nel Stephen-Dantzler and Elayne Elloitt, Antoine Crews, Iresha Spears and Andrew Dicker. The $500.00 book awards went to Guadalupe Salazar, Ariel Walker and Lacie Parham, Natalie Tolbert, Donte’ Verrill-Huffman, Juan Lopez and Jazmine Graves.
The event took place at the Detroit Athletic Club. The guest speaker was 2008 recipient Ana Colon Diaz.
The scholarships and book awards are made possible by funds raised by Urban Solutions, Inc. and sponsors committed to our cause. Sommers Schwartz, P.C., The family of Herman B. Howard, Bennie Grier, Esq. Family, Joel and Delta Gibson, The Technician Scholarship Award, The Judge Alex J. Allen, Jr. family, Betty and Vincent Little and Dr. Robertson.
For more information about Urban Solutions, visit

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