Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation receives Grant from the California Community Foundation for the Lynwood College Pledge
The Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation (LPEF) received a $200,000 two-year grant from the California Community Foundation that will allow LPEF to support the Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) to increase college readiness through the Lynwood College Pledge and Alumni Center, award scholarships to students, and provide additional financial support to inspire success in higher education. The grant from the California Community Foundation is a part of the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund that combines multi-year scholarships with additional support resources proven to help students graduate.
Lynwood and Firebaugh high school students received more than $3 million in scholarships from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) schools during a Black College Expo Caravan event on Jan. 23, hosted in partnership with the National College Resources Foundation. Lynwood and Firebaugh juniors and seniors came prepared with transcripts to meet with 30 HBCU representatives from across the country. With no application fees, many students received on the spot acceptances and full-ride scholarships.
In partnership with the National College Resources Foundation and Black College Expo, Lynwood Unified School District will host the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caravan Fair, giving students the opportunity to meet with more than 22 HBCU college representatives. Students will also be eligible to receive on-the-spot acceptances and scholarships, all while learning about other college resources available to them. Attending schools will include Kentucky State University, Fisk University, Texas Southern University, Shaw University, Alabama State University and more.