Michael Roman, from Spring Texas applied to the Be More fund because it aligns with his philanthropic efforts and goal of launching a nonprofit to “Give Joy” to underserved youth by ensuring extracurricular opportunities. He learned to volunteer early through his military community and his parents’ service. Seeing his parents work hard to achieve financial stability and break generational poverty has provided purpose. Together with family and other committed community members, the Joy Oquendo Foundation is launching a nonprofit with the goal of closing the racial wealth gap. The foundation will provide microloans, extracurricular and trade school scholarships to minority low-income school aged students.