This website is designed and maintained by our Founder & Executive Director: Daniel Trust
The mission of the Daniel Trust Foundation is to support students from low-income communities with their educational and career needs, and to honor teachers, who are making a difference in the lives of these students and communities in which they teach.
We accomplish our mission through our scholarship program; the Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship, our teacher recognition program; the Kathy Silver Award, and our mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors; the Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program.
Watch Our Founder's Interview on "NYBERG"
Our founder, Daniel Trust, 26, is a Rwandan genocide survivor and a nationally recognized motivational speaker. He's lectured at prestigious universities such as Duke University, University of Florida, and Northwestern University. His story and philanthropic efforts have been featured in both local and national publications including The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register and The Record. He’s also appeared on daytime talk shows like Better Connecticut, Connecticut Style and Our Lives. In 2014, Connecticut Magazine listed him to its 40 Under 40 List. Daniel is a father of two adopted sons and lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
On August 17, 2015, Daniel Trust's story and work was profiled on an episode of "NYBERG," a show hosted by Connecticut's own TV legend, Ann Nyberg.
To learn more about Daniel Trust's work as a public speaker, please visit: www.DanielTrust.com.
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The Daniel Trust Show
The Daniel Trust Show, is our new YouTube talk-show, which we created to help highlight the impact we are making in the lives of young people who are from low-income communities and the educators that help them succeed in school and in their personal lives.
The first episode of The Daniel Trust Show premiered on our YouTube Channel on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
On the first show, we interviewed Kathy Silver, an
Assistant Principal at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Kathy is the inspiration behind our teacher recognition program, The Kathy Silver Award, an award we created in her honor for the impact she has made in the life our founder, Daniel Trust, and in the lives of other hundreds of students in the Bridgeport Public School System. In the interview, Kathy talks about why she chose a career in education and what inspires her to give back to her students and the community.