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SLI's $50,000 year-end campaign for college access

Scholars Latino Initiative is celebrating a remarkable year of supporting Latino/a/x students who dream of going to college. Join in this exciting mission today by making a donation toward SLI's year-end campaign goal of $50,000. Matching funds are in effect to double your gift!

Thanks to SLI's founder and Cecilia Barbosa (cBe Consulting), Janette Gallardo (Vitta Solutions), and SLI Board of Directors chair Jason Good and member Fawn-Amber Montoya for the matching funds!

SLI serves young people who experience unique circumstances as first-generation college students; as talented but often invisible individuals; as children from families that are disproportionately under resourced and disenfranchised; and as members of a growing population in Virginia and the U.S. that is underrepresented on college campuses.

With the support of generous donors, SLI has already awarded its scholars more than $375,000 in scholarships, computer awards, and dual enrollment tuition support, and provided programming that has helped them attend more than 20 colleges and universities.

As Amy, a SLI scholar from John Handley High School now studying at the University of Pittsburgh, said in an interview this summer, "SLI really helped with college, especially this year. I didn’t really know about the whole application process for applying to colleges but my mentor Damaris would send me text messages like, ‘Did you finish applying to this school? Did you finish this spreadsheet?’ I don’t know if she knows that that was pushing me, but it really was."

Please help continue this important work right now during SLI's year-end campaign. Thank you!


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Mail a check:
Scholars Latino Initiative
PO Box 2734
Harrisonburg, VA 22801