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Trivia Night Recap

We had a blast this past Saturday at our 9th annual Trivia Night fundraiser! Tacos were feasted on, trivia was blazin’ hot, and our prizes this year were arguably the best they’ve ever been. Get a glimpse of how extraordinary the night was in this online photo album, courtesy of Justin Buell Photography.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our trivia attendees, we’re thrilled to announce that we raised just over $80K from Trivia Night – wow! 💫

Thank you to our supporters for believing in our students and investing in our mission. All proceeds from Trivia Night will support the growth of our newly opened Los Angeles college center and fund student scholarships. Thank you!

If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend Trivia Night but want to support our work, we graciously accept donations of all sizes. Thank you for giving generously today!

Alumni Spotlight

Since graduating from college, our alumni have launched their careers and are prepared to tackle their next big feat! Meet Eneida, a recent University of Redlands graduate who majored in Communicative Disorders. Since graduating, Eneida has been working at a local hospital and providing behavioral therapy support to children with autism. Next year, she’s applying to nursing school to continue her passion of supporting children with special needs. Check out our #FutureNurse! 

PS – Every Friday, we celebrate our community of first-generation college graduates on our social media! If you identify as a first-generation graduate and want to be featured in an upcoming post, send us an email here! 

To view our past #FirstGenFriday posts, check out our Instagram account!

Volunteer Spotlight

Growing up in a small town in Texas, Brittnye Dione had limited support when it came to learning about her college options. Now, as a first-generation college graduate with a Master’s degree, Brittnye is paying it forward as a ScholarMatch virtual college coach.

In our latest Medium blog, learn about Brittnye’s higher education journey and what she’s most looking forward to this year as a volunteer!

Required Reading

  • New Mexico is the newest state to advocate for tuition-free college (The New York Times)
  • Why the College Board ditched the SAT’s “adversity score” (Los Angeles Times)
  • Allan Golston, President of the United States Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shares why college rankings matter (Medium)
  • How student debt is transforming middle-class families (The New Yorker)