BENEFITING: SOCIAL JUSTICE LEARNING INSTITUTE INC
Seniors from our Urban Scholars program throughout schools in South LA, Long Beach and East LA have worked hard toward the immense accomplishment of high school graduation. This year, we have more seniors graduating than ever before and you can help us celebrate by contributing to the SJLI Scholarship Fund.
We are raising these funds to assist seniors like Deandre, who at 15 began working to support his twelve brothers and sisters - first by selling candy in front of Roscoe’s, and soon after as a Roscoe’s server, once a restaurant manager recognized him for his work ethic. As an excelling student, volleyball player and leader amongst his peers, Deandre has big dreams for his future. He has applied to four Cal State universities and will be pursuing a career in nursing.
Deandre is just one of many of our Urban Scholars who we want to recognize for their resiliency, achievements and future aspirations.
Students will receive scholarships at our Urban Scholars Culmination on June 10, 2017. We invite members of the public to attend this formal seated luncheon, which will include networking opportunities, a keynote speaker and a video of Urban Scholars program highlights.