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ASF Scholar Awards Reception
Tuesday, June 18th 6:00-9:00 pm
The Catholic University of America Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall is located in the Father O'Connell Building (GPS Address - 611 Alumni Ln, Washington, DC 20064 or 597-599 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064).

  • Closest metro station: Brookland/CUA
  • Closest bus routes: H2, H4, 80, H8, G8
  • Metered parking is available in select lots. You can also purchase a guest permit for permitted lots for $10 at


Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • Bruch Law Group PLLC
  • The Cochran Firm
  • Gail Lione
  • Roger Sullivan

Featuring Keynote Speaker 2011 ASF Scholar alumna Yasmine Arrington Brooks

2011 ASF Scholar alumna Yasmine Arrington Brooks

Yasmine “YazzieSpeaks” Arrington Brooks was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is a 2015 Elon University graduate in Strategic Communications and History. Yasmine earned her Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity in May 2018. In 2010, while a junior in high school, Yasmine founded the non-profit ScholarCHIPS, Inc., an organization that provides college scholarships, mentoring, mental health supports and a peer support network to children of incarcerated parents, inspiring them to complete their college education. To date, ScholarCHIPS has awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships to 88 scholars, with 45 graduates to date. Of all of her accomplishments, Yasmine is most proud to be the wife of Mr. James Franklin Brooks and mother to James Franklin Brooks II.


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Photos from our 2023 ASF Scholar Awards Reception