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Makaya Revell '15

Marie Mambu Makaya Foundation
"York College not only educated me. It also helped me to organize my knowledge and mobilize my efforts to be where I am today. It enabled me to introduce our foundation to the public. Academically and professionally, York College is always with me."

Current City: York, PA

YCP Degree: BA International Relations

Spartan Snapshots

  • Greatest achievement is creating the Marie Mambu Makaya Foundation, which created an orphanage in Kinshasa, Congo DRC
  • Serves as Founder and President of the Board for the Marie Mambu Makaya Foundation
  • Has demonstrated excellence, dedication to education, his career aspirations, and his humanitarian work
  • Travels throughout the country giving interviews and speeches about his foundation and gave a TEDx talk at American University
  • Came to the United States as a political refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Attended graduate school at American University

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