It is my pleasure to announce the Consensus Organizing Center was able to award over $200,000 in scholarships through various donors to current and program Alumni. One donor in particular I would like to highlight is the Hervey Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation. The Hervey Family has been long time supporters of the Center and in particular the Step-Up Program. They value the hard work it takes to maintain a connection with a young person and currently fund scholarships for Step-Up Alumni who are attending an accredited college or university full-time. Students can receive up to $5,000 and can apply annually. I have managed this program for the past three years and have been able to see the success and continuity for the students receiving the scholarship. For some, it is the only financial assistance they receive; and I am so fortunate to be apart of this process! Applications are available in late spring.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Thank you to Wingstuff.com Inc. and all of the Consensus Organiing Center for their support on October 16th, 2010 in Mission Viejo. We raised enough money for all of the students tuition for the next class of Step-Up Students! The band, Club Harv, was so well received that people booked them for future events for their own companies. John and Leslie Gilson of Wingstuff.com Inc. said ‘the night couldn’t have been any better’. Stay tuned for final numbers and more pictures.
The Center constantly reflects on how far we have come over the years and looks at our talent pipeline impact. Being a product of the Price Community Builder Program myself (a program in the talent pipeline), I am proud to be working with youth who someday might also return to their communities and work in a similar program. The concept of youth organizers is a hot topic right now in San Diego; Youth organizers, youth voice, young adult perspective. The concept that change is happening and youth are the adults who are going to have to carry out the change is a real concept. It is one of our goals in addition to assisting first generation college students into college, to develop and expose youth to know that they are contributing and successful members of society. Or more information on our talent pipeline: http://consensus.sdsu.edu/price-community.html Please see the ‘Programs’ tab on our website.