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Chicago sisters partner to help other Black female college students succeed

Article by Micah Materre & Kelly Barnicle

Sat Dec 12 2020 03:58:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

CHICAGO — In an effort to pave the way for more opportunity for those in need, two college student sisters teamed up to create an organization to help other Black female college students succeed.

Janet and Jennifer Martin’s unique collaboration is a one-stop shop, offering scholarships, tips for surviving everyday college life and even beauty tidbits.

Janet is in her first year of medical school at Southern Illinois University and Jennifer is a junior at Cornell University. The two sisters grew up in suburban Chicago with everything they needed, but were very much aware of others in the city who did not have what they had.

“The mission of beauty and brains is to provide education, resources, scholarships and networking opportunities to young Black women as they go through high school, college, graduate school and onto their professional careers,” Janet said.

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