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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

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pros Better My Game

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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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.

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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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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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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a intern at the Fulfillment Fund has been a life changing experience. Being able to help inner city students prepare for college is the most rewarding, thing I've ever done in my young career life, I hope to continue to support the Fulfillment Fund in any other way that I can in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started at the Fulfillment Fund as a high school student paired up with a mentor. My mentor helped me through the process of applying for colleges/universities and helped me meet any deadlines for any paperwork needed. Without her and the Fulfillment Fund going to a four year university felt almost impossible not only financially, but also statistically. I was going through a really hard time back then and they couldn't have come into my life at a better time! I am now working as a volunteer with the organization because I want to give to people what they were able to give me, which is hope for a better future!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeing the college experiences in movies and television shows was as far as my knowledge went in regards to higher education. As I entered high school I knew I wanted to graduate because that is what my parents have instilled in me since a young girl, therefore my mind was focused on graduating. What came after graduation was not in mind, but then came the Fulfillment Fund and they opened up a whole new door to a wonderland of colleges and universities. From what I needed to do in high school in order to graduate, to the college tours, Destination College and other college fairs, to understanding our financial aid letters and tips on surviving and conquering the real world is what the Fulfillment Fund has done for me. It not only has educated me about higher education, but it has provided me with resources that have been very useful in the work place. The mentors and friends gained from this amazing organization are people who are life changers and I and my family will forever be great flu for everything they have done.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no words to fully describe how great, thankful and important the Fulfillment Fund has been in my life. As the eldest child in my family, I have the role of setting an example to my siblings but being a first generation college student I was afraid college was not going to be an option. That changed when I started high school because I became a member of the Fulfillment Fund. They have helped me in so many ways such as learning about the many colleges, about financial aid, about their applications and with their one-on-one counseling, I was able to get aid in completing the college process. Thanks to their partnership with Marymount College(now Marymount California University) I am a full-tuition scholarship recipient. With this great opportunity, college is now not only an option but my future. Being a Fulfillment Fund scholarship recipient as well, has helped me with books and school material, something I am extremely thankful for. I will remain in the Fulfillment Fund for as long as can and I know they will be equally as important to my brother now that he will be a junior in high school.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Fulfillment Fund in middle school when the organization paired me up with a mentor and introduced me to the idea of college and a better future. The positive impact the Fulfillment Fund had in my life is so grand that I feel confident saying I really wouldn't be as happy and fulfilled in my life if it weren't for this program. I am now a proud alumni and volunteer. I plan to be a mentor in the future.