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JOP Mentoring Tomorrow's Workforce and Showing Promise in 2009

Mr. Thomas Meloro, a longtime Inner- City Scholarship Fund supporter and Be A Student's Friend sponsor, recently participated in Career Day at Saint Charles Borromeo School in West Harlem. Tom has been sponsoring a student there since 2003. During a prior visit with his sponsored student, Principal Sister Marianne Poole mentioned her plans to organize a Career Day, and Tom enthusiastically offered to speak about his professional specialty, which is patent law.

Last June, Tom visited several classrooms from Grades 5 to 8. He began by telling students that he graduated in engineering from Manhattan College. Afterward, he interviewed for a position at a popular coffee plant, Maxwell House, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Tom told students that after much deliberation, he decided to decline the job. Tom felt that law would make an interesting career and allow him to help many people. He then attended Georgetown Law School and developed an expertise in patent law.

Tom told students that he has also worked on patents for various medical inventions including a "stent," a tiny mesh object inserted into the heart to prevent blockages. He talked with the students about how rewarding it is to work on medical inventions since they can help a large number of people live healthier, longer lives. When asked about the strangest invention he had ever worked on, Tom replied that it was a machine for creasing pants!

Inner-City Scholarship Fund heartily thanks Mr. Thomas Meloro for exposing students to a new and interesting profession. Perhaps one of these students will pursue patent law in the future!

If you would like to participate in Career Day at an Inner-City Scholarship Fund school, please contact Karina Strobl at 646-794-3328 or karina.strobl@archny.org

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FRIENDS Gala Welcomes Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

Project YESS Reaches 10th Anniversary

A Letter from the Executive Director

ICSF School on Center Stage: Saint Joseph School on Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx

An Everlasting Gift - Be A Student's Friend Sponsor Thomas Meloro

Be A Student's Friend Featured 2009 High School Graduate: Ladylaura Bueno

ICSF Junior Committee Spring Fundraiser - a Huge Success!

Be A Student's Friend Featured 2009 High School Graduate: Omar Garcia

Happenings at Our Schools

Be A Student's Friend Class of 2009: Listing of Graduates and Destinations


20th Annual Lawyers' Luncheon
Starlight Roof at the
Waldorf Astoria
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

33rd Annual Award Dinner
Mandarin Oriental
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009