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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Student Services

Mission: The mission of the Fulfillment Fund, established in 1977, is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.

Programs: High school program: 9th 12th grade students attending fulfillment fund partner schools receive classroom-based instruction, one-on-one college and financial aid counseling, sat preparation, college site visits and experiential learning activities. Our programs open young peoples eyes to the possibility of higher education, and change their beliefs about what they are capable of achieving. The lessons of the fulfillment fund high school classroom curriculum are focused on five themes: high school graduation, self-advocacy and empowerment, influences of culture on decision-making, self-assessment and critical reflection, and college readiness. During the 2012-13 academic year, the fulfillment fund extended its high school program to serve more than 600 students attending two high schools in economically underresourced communities in clark county, nevada. This program is now incorporated as fulfillment fund las vegas, an independent nonprofit organization.

mentoring program: the fulfillment fund matches students with a caring, committed adult mentor volunteer who provides one-on-one support and guidance on the students path to high school graduation and transition to college. The fulfillment fund provides in-depth training to all mentors, as well as ongoing support to each mentor-student team.

post-secondary services: fulfillment fund students matriculating to college are eligible to compete for fulfillment fund college scholarships. As students progress through college, the fulfillment fund scholarship program provides tuition support and guidance in directing students to academic, career and workforce training services at their college so they can complete their degree and embark on a professional career. As they graduate from college, fulfillment fund alumni are encouraged to support the organization and the next generation of students by becoming donors, mentors, volunteers and ambassadors. In this way, the work of the fulfillment fund perpetuates a cycle of giving in the community.

Community Stories

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing organizations helps many children in the Los Angeles county achieve their goals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the Fulfillment Fund I'm not sure I would be in college today. they helped me in high school and now that I am in college, I can honestly say I wouldn't have made it this far without them.

I am so grateful for all of the help i have received.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I applied to be a mentor 2 years ago. The Fund matches mentors and mentees very carefully and provides a lot of support and training for mentors. We do something fun together once a month. I truly enjoy the time I spend with my mentee; I've learned a lot from this experience. If you want to make a personal difference in someone's life, mentoring through the Fulfillment Fund is a great opportunity.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had it not been for the Fulfillment Fund I would have never made it to college. Thanks to the FF I was able to take multiple College tours, teat-prep courses, essay advice, and college counseling. Most importantly thee FF believed in me and my academic success.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an interning for the summer here at Fulfillment Fund and from what I have seen this organization is amazing. The people working here genuinely want to be here to help students in any way they can. Being involved with this organization really makes an impact on the lives of students, and on the lives of those working here as well.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund does an excellent job at encouraging students to attend college and outlines a general brighter future by giving access to a world that would not have existed before their help. Though the financial support gives great resources the counseling and never-ending motivation is invaluable for both high school and college students.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a former Fulfillment Fund scholarship recipient and a current student under the organization, I believe my dream of obtaining a college education wouldn't have been possible without the Fund. The Fund really educates it's students in terms of their college financial needs and obligations to make sure each student knows what they're getting into after choosing the university they plan on attending. The Fund also provides whatever other support a student may need until their goal of a college degree is obtained. In short, this organization believes in it's students and has a high success rate in it's goal of making college dreams because of it's extraordinary diligence and care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I applied to be a mentor 2 years ago. I was really impressed by the Fund's vetting process and they put a lot of thought into the Mentor/Mentee match. We do something fun/interesting/new once a month. It is exciting to see LA through my mentee's eyes; she just hasn't had the opportunity to do many things that most of us take for granted. It is a wonderful and meaningful volunteer experience. If you'd like to make a real difference in a young person's life,you should check it out!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is extraordinary! They help students such as myself from low-economic backgrounds have the opportunity to understand what college is and how to get to college. Many students such as myself, have parents that did not make it to High School or even Middle School and cannot explain the process of getting to college. Fulfillment Fund mentors are the best! Mentors such as Ms. Riesch and Ms. Zamudio help us students, as well as our families understand that despite our low budge, college is still possible.

Not to mention that the Fulfillment Fund Scholarship is very much appreciated as well! Helps with college costs, such as buying your books for class and utensils. I really have no idea where I would be without the Fulfillment Fund and their encouragement. Thanks to their help, I am now onto my Junior year at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (in Minnesota). Without their encouragement I do not think I would have made the choice to go there, thankfully I did!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My greatest and most satisfying volunteer experience was the role of mentor for a student of the Fulfillment Fund. I cannot speak any prouder about an organization that goes above and beyond their mission statement than the Fulfillment Fund. This organization is fun, respectful and supportive to both students and those voleunteers who decide to be a mentor.

If you are looking to make a difference in youth, this is the organization for you!