Helping Students Help Themselves
The first Help Yourself academy was founded at Beloit College in 1988. Based on the success of the program, the Help Yourself Foundation was established in 2005 by Roger H. Hull in an effort to replicate the Beloit program across the country. In 2019, Dr. Hull consolidated the Help Yourself Foundation and Schenectady-Win, a foundation he had created to help unemployed and underemployed individuals in Schenectady, New York, into the Help Yourself Win Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) public charitable organization.
Roger Hull, President Emeritus of Union College, earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, his law degree from Yale Law School, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Virginia. After practicing law for three years in New York City, he served as Special Counsel to Governor Linwood Holton of Virginia, Deputy Staff Director and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the National Security Council’s Interagency Task Force on Law of the Sea, and Vice President for Development and Planning and Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University. He was President of Beloit College (1981- 1990) – where the after-school academy was created at his urging – and President of Union College and Chancellor of Union University (1990-2005).
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