We are so grateful for the people who support us financially and help us empower and equip students, families, and educators. Student U supporters are people just like you, changing their communities. Going forward, we will be sharing their brilliant stories.Mark and Marcia’s Story
Mark Trustin is an attorney with more than thirty years’ experience in the practice of civil and criminal trial law. He has devoted himself to the representation of students in the public school system who are denied required services and whose constitutional rights are violated. Mark and his wife, Dr. Marcia Angle, are socially, politically and philanthropically active in the areas of education, social justice, and the environment. They became part of the Student U family when Mark joined our Board of Directors; he and Marcia have been avidly supporting Student U for many years.
“I believe that education is critically important to the future of our society and culture. Therefore, I choose to devote time and resources to organizations that advance the quality of education delivered to our youth. Student U is one local organization that consistently improves the quality of education of Durham first-generation college-bound students of color from low-wealth families, between 6th and 12th grade, and supports them through post-secondary education, as well. We know that the impediment of systemic racism is a significant factor in the lives of these kids. Student U plays a significant role in reducing this element of their lives.” – Mark Trustin