Extend the Gift of Opportunity
Please help AccessEd empower low-income families in the East Bay. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, 2019/20 was a good year for AccessEd. We were able to grant $25k in scholarships, which supported 10 individual returning students from 10 families.
Since August, we’ve already granted $24,000 in new scholarships, which got eight returning students off to a good start in their new grade levels.
Now our reserves are depleted, but we are facing a waitlist of new applicants that is already 12 families deep. Please help us support those kids–they, too, deserve a good experience in school!
Please consider donating, no matter the amount.
Here are just three of last year’s success stories:
- Madeline, who frustrated teachers in elementary school with her ostensibly defiant attitude, initially received a scholarship for a learning disability evaluation. We then provided robust family advocacy to fight for a meaningful IEP, and followed up with several scholarships to catch Maddie up academically. Maddie just started 7th grade and she reports that she “loves middle school.” (And who loves middle school?? 🙂
- Diana, who came to us as a frustrated, scared, and underachieving 5th grader whose parents do not speak English, aced her placement test into St Mary’s College Prep High School. She just started her freshman year as a Panther and she’s so happy!
- Paco, whose mother did not make it past third grade in her native Mexico before fleeing to the United States, did not think of himself as a student when he started with us as a ninth grader. This June, Paco not only graduated from high school, but–with our college transition supports–put together an application that got him admitted to UC Santa Cruz on a full ride. Go Banana Slugs!
This is your chance to make a real difference. Your money has a direct impact on the lives of people in our shared community: 100% of the funds we raise go to financial aid scholarships for our families. All of the administrative and operational work is donated in-kind by volunteers.
AccessEd is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID 45-1605765. Donations are fully tax deductible.