In June, we launched The GiveCampus Social Mobility Initiative to lift up campaigns and programs that provide targeted support to low-income students, first-generation students, and underrepresented minorities. We committed $1 million in free fundraising support to nonprofit educational institutions to make that happen, and we’re thrilled to announce the first round of award recipients. You can read about the first round of award recipients here.
Congratulations to these schools from our entire team! We couldn’t be prouder of their diversity and dedication, and we know they’ll inspire other schools to follow their lead.
Drury will be fundraising for their Ava location, which focuses on adult education through dual enrollment courses that give students a pathway to college degrees. All gifts will go directly to scholarships that support low-income and first-generation students taking advantage of this program.
The Salem College Promise is a dedicated, needs-based program that offers free tuition to low-income students from North Carolina, fulfilling a critical part of their mission to serve students who would not otherwise be able to afford college.
Saint Ignatius High School
Saint Ignatius High School will be fundraising to expand The Welsh Academy, an all-boys middle school on the Saint Ignatius campus that provides free tuition for students in Cleveland. The majority of these students are Hispanic or African-American and come from single-parent households below the poverty line.
Seacoast Community School
SCS focuses on affordable and accessible early education programs in Portsmouth, NH, and will be fundraising to expand their preschool in the Gosling Meadows housing project in conjunction with the Portsmouth Housing Authority.
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles has launched the ESLA Cares Fund to help families pay for basic needs, including groceries, household items, utilities, and rent, during this time. In recognition that this kind of financial support is critical to helping students stay in school and remain able to focus on education, they will be fundraising for this brand-new, dedicated fund.
GiveCampus is continuing to review applications for Social Mobility Initiative awards. All nonprofit educational institutions are eligible, including PK-12 schools (public and private) and 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. You don’t have to be a GiveCampus partner school to apply, so learn more and spread the word!
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