He spoke no English, now he’s applying to college.

When Dalla moved from Mali to the US in 2017 he didn’t know any English. With CYD, Dalla got help with tutoring and English conversation, and a connection to the Cooper Union STEM program, where he designed safety gadgets for people with hearing disabilities. “I’m the first in my family to go to college and I’m passionate about engineering and coding. With my CYD advisors’ help, I’m working on my applications right now!”