Its Finals Week!
March 30, 2017
BENEFITING: JOVENES INC
Can you imagine what it's like to be a homeless community college student? To study without a home to do homework? Support Jovenes and help homeless students succeed! Jovenes is one of LA's premier organizations that support homeless youth. We offer youth experiencing homelessness everything they need to get off the streets, from outreach to shelter to permanent housing with a wide variety of supportive services.
Sometimes a complex challenge requires a simple solution. On each community college campus in LA, there are hundreds of students who are homeless or severely at risk. There are no dorms or any kind of housing support available to these students. Jovenes has the vision and capacity to offer an answer to this crisis: provide permanent housing to homeless students so they can graduate and thrive. The College Success Initiative provides these students with rental subsidies and supportive services that help them move off the streets and into their own apartment. There are thousands of homeless community college students in LA County. Without Jovenes' help, many will fail to graduate (only 2% of California's former foster youth who enroll in community college are able to graduate).
We’re meeting amazing youth through the College Success Initiative. These students are investing all they have to achieve their dreams of higher education- we can’t let homelessness prevent them from moving their lives forward. Your support will help Jovenes expand our program and partnerships to help students find a home and achieve their dreams!