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Support College Scholarships for UCLA Community School Students

Participation Drive
40 Donors
Towards goal of 50 Donors
$8,615.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on June 04, at 12:00 PM PDT
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Support College Scholarships for UCLA Community School Students

Help us raise funds to support scholarships for high school seniors at Mann UCLA Community School in South Los Angeles and UCLA Community School in Pico-Union/Koreatown. The UCLA School of Education and Information Studies is committed to supporting the college success of the youngest members of our Bruin community. 

In the wake of COVID-19, these already marginalized high school students have experienced major uncertainty in their daily lives. The pandemic has highlighted the many inequities that had already existed in this community. too many of these students were without access to computers or internet, and many families were without sources of income. We thank everyone who gave in April and May of 2020 to help support these families. We are now raising funds to support college scholarships for our high school seniors. 

UCLA Community School Seniors

UCLA Education launched UCLA Community School in 2009 in the Pico-Union/Koreatown neighborhood of central Los Angeles. This UCLA/LAUSD partnership school is K-12 and serves children living in this low-income neighborhood, which is predominantly new immigrants from Central America. When we started in 2009, about 30% of high school seniors in this neighborhood went to college. Today, UCLA Community School is proud to have a 82% college-enrollment rate. College scholarships are key to helping these students pursue their college dreams.

Mann UCLA Community School Seniors

UCLA Education started its partnership with Horace Mann Middle School in 2015 at the invitation of LAUSD. This school is located in South Los Angeles in one of the most challenged urban neighborhoods in the nation and near the center of the 1992 riots. The students are from very low-income families and the school estimates that about 60% of the students live with someone other than a parent, either as part of the foster care system or with a relative. The school became UCLA's newest K-12 partnership school with LAUSD and was renamed as Mann UCLA Community School in 2017. We began to expand the school into high school, adding a grade each year, and this is the first year that we have a senior class. We look forward to providing scholarship opportunities to these young people. 

How You Can Help

College affordability is the most salient concern students have when deciding to attend college. 82% of UCLA Community School students are either somewhat or very concerned with paying for college. Access to financial aid can be a barrier to students’ enrollment in college in California. Your support helps eliminate this barrier. 

A gift of any amount helps us to provide scholarships to these high school seniors who have great financial need. 

  • A $500 gift will help one student toward their Community College tuition and fees
  • A $1,000 gift will help one student toward their 4-year institution tuition and fees 


Your Gift's Immediate Impact

A gift of any amount is going to make meaningful and immediate difference to help these high school seniors overcome severe financial hardship and give them the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. Just knowing that someone believe in them and cares enough about their future to give toward a scholarship will make a huge difference in their lives.

Thank You. Together, we are a community who cares. Together, we can act to support the college success of these youngest members of our Bruin community.


Choose a giving level


Class of 2021

Celebrate the Class of 2021 by making a donation of twenty-one dollars toward student scholarships


College Enrollment Rate

82% of UCLA Community School Graduates immediately enroll in college after graduation.


Graduation Gift

Honor the 150 high school seniors graduating from UCLA Community Schools with a gift toward student scholarships.


Community College Scholarship

Help one student pay for costs of their community college tuition and fees


4-Year College

Help one student pay for costs of their 4-year college tuition and fees

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