Using Technology for the Common Good
My Leap to Possible is a scholarship fund with a vision: to inspire promising Brooklyn high school students to become active community citizens and support the pursuit of their educational goals.
The Fund is established in memory of Leonard (1932-2013) and Marsia Pulchin (1936-2011) by their two children, Helene and Howard. Leonard was born and raised in Brooklyn and graduated from public high school in Williamsburg, a half a century before it became the hub of food, art, and culture that it is today. My Leap to Possible is an emblem of Leonard and Marsia’s passion for supporting positive change in young people throughout their lives and will serve as an agent for innovative change in Brooklyn for generations to come.
The Fund will provide scholarships to Brooklyn public high school students who demonstrate a commitment to using technology to impact positive community change. Candidates will be chosen via a competitive grant application process. Applicants will be asked to apply critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills to identify a problem in their community, and propose a solution that uses technology (invention, innovation or otherwise) to this challenge. Submissions will be evaluated based on the strength of the identified challenge and the proposed solution–giving equal weight to creativity/original thinking and feasibility.