• Malik Day

    Malik Day is beating the odds each day. One of eight children, Malik is the first in his family to graduate from high school and go to college. His journey to college meant overcoming homelessness, waking up at 4:30 am each day to work to help his family with rent and food along with striving … Continued

  • Victor Sanchez Castro

    “In 2010 after 4 long years and many ups and downs I became the first in my family to graduate from college. There were several times throughout my college career where I did not think I would get to graduate. Wallin Education Partners not only gave me the chance at a college education but they … Continued

  • Elizabeth’s Story

    I immigrated to the United States when I was 6 years old, arriving in Chicago not knowing any English. We lived with my uncle for a couple of years because my mother had escaped violence and poverty in Mexico and our only family was my uncle. I loved school because I learned so much, and … Continued

  • Mohamed Abdihalim

    “My name is Mohamed Abdihalim. I am a radiologist with St Paul Radiology. I am so grateful that there are people like the Wallins in this world.  Mr. Winston Wallin had a vision and a goal. He knew the power of education in uplifting people from their situations and building better communities. He and Maxine … Continued

  • Tenzin Kunsal

    Walllin Education Partners not only offered me financial support, it also provided a support system I did not anticipate needing in college. Going from an urban public high school to a private liberal arts college in small-town Minnesota was one of the hardest transitions I experienced. It affected my emotional well being and my academic performance. … Continued

  • Patrice Howard

    I grew up in North Minneapolis.  My father made the decision to move our family here, from Chicago, when I was 2 ½ years old.  The move was an improvement, though we were still living in a poverty stricken home and neighborhood.  My family offered love and compassion, they tried hard, but still there were … Continued