Solomon Jones is a computer science major at Howard University. Solomon was raised and is supported by his 77 year old grandmother who would like nothing more than to see her grandson graduate with an engineering degree.
Solomon first met board member Eric Garvin when Mr. Garvin received a Community Service Award at the 2011 Black Engineers Award Gala. Solomon was in the audience and remembered Mr. Garvin.
With two semesters left before he graduates, Solomon has maintained an impressive GPA and is a good student. The head of the computer science department strongly endorsed Solomon. Mr. Garvin quickly contacted the appropriate university administrators and arranged for a grant to be wired to Howard University so Solomon could remain in school and continue his education. Mr. Garvin will continue to mentor Solomon on his way to graduation.
Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization looks forward to seeing Solomon blossom into an innovative engineer that furthers the technology revolution we are all a part of.
Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit foundation providing financial help for single parents, students interested in engineering, and wounded veterans. 100% of the foundation’s assets are disbursed directly to grantees. Our charter: urgent cases where a timely bootstrap grant can initiate meaningful change toward a planned recovery.