Student Spotlights


I Know I Can is privileged to work with students who are motivated to accomplish their goals. We want to introduce you to some of the many students who are building a better future for themselves and our community.

Kailash Mishra

  • 2020 Northland High School Graduate
  • 2023 The Ohio State University Graduate, Economics & Political Science
  • Dream Big Scholar

“My parents are so proud and supportive of my academic pursuits and my sisters showed me the value of working hard and staying focused. But I Know I Can played an integral part in where I am now—a college graduate with a bright future.”

Learn more about Kailash’s story. 

Frank McManaway

  • 2020 Northland High School Graduate
  • Columbus Promise Scholar

Read Frank’s story here.

Kanyinsola Oye

  • 2018 Columbus Alternative High School Graduate
  • 2022 Howard University Graduate, History & Political Science
  • Founders’ Scholar

Read Kanyinsola’s story here.

Jacqueline Lopez Reyes

  • 2022 Westland High School Graduate
  • The Ohio State University Student, 2nd Year

Read Jacqueline’s story here.

Ava McCargish

  • 2017 Whetstone High School Graduate
  • 2021 The Ohio State University Graduate, Public Management, Leadership, and Policy
  • I Know I Can Grant Recipient

“My CAM helped empower me to feel like college was 100% an option for me and was accessible. I’m not sure I would have believed that without his help.”

Learn more about Ava’s story. 


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