Our vision is that ALL students, regardless of their circumstances, will one day have the opportunity to attend college, graduate, and actively participate in transforming their communities and creating a better society.
Why Fulfillment Fund?
While 79% of students born into the top income quartile in the U.S. obtain bachelor’s degrees, only 11% of students from bottom-quartile families graduate from four-year universities. This achievement gap is especially evident in the Los Angeles Unified School District where more than 100,000 students attend Title 1 high schools (schools with a majority of low-income families), and their odds of graduating high school, going on to college and getting a degree are less than 1 in 10.
Currently, the Fulfillment Fund works with more than 2,000 young people in Los Angeles. The organization helps middle school and high school students get to college, it helps college students graduate, and it helps alumni become active participants in transforming their communities and creating a better society. The Fund provides a proprietary, research-based college access curriculum in five partner high schools, and an array of personalized “one-student-at-a-time”college access services via mentoring, counseling and financial aid advising. In addition, Fulfillment Fund provide a series of experiential learning opportunities including college trips and college workshops, scholarships and stipends, post-secondary academic advising, career counseling, internship placement and alumni support.
90% of Fulfillment Fund high school graduates go on to college, compared to 54% of low-income students nationally.
For more information, please visit www.fulfillment.org.