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Elisabeth Magana

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Review for Peninsula College Fund, Redwood City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I will never be able to repay the Peninsula College Fund for everything they have done for me. The Peninsula College Fund made it possible for me to attend my dream school, UCLA. They provided me with the financial support I needed to bridge the financial aid gap. Besides making it possible for me to attend my top choice, they also provided mentors that helped me overcome social, financial and academic challenges. As the first person in my family to attend college I greatly appreciated having someone I could call and ask for help. PCF also helped me land an internship at the Ronald McDonald House in Palo Alto, which definitely influenced the path I want to take in my career. They also offered college success workshops and seminars that helped us stay on track and focussed. I am now a proud PCF Alumna and I look forward to all of the great work PCF will continue to do in our communities.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Client Served

Review for Peninsula College Fund, Redwood City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Peninsula College Fund is an amazing organization! PCF impacted my life tremendously in a positive way and it inspired the path of my career in Education and Social Work. PCF provided me with an immense amount of support and because of them I was able to attend my dream school. I received the financial assistance that I desperately needed as well as a mentor and a summer job. They are aware about what it takes to make students successful and competitive in today's economy and they provide a wide range of support services for their scholars. I could have easily become a college drop out statistic without the support of PCF because I was a low income, first generation and underrepresented college student and we all know what those statistics look like. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Chicano Studies and Education in June 2011. I am now a proud alumna and the president of the Peninsula College Fund Alumni Association. I am extremely grateful for the support and guidance I received and I understand the challenges that students face in college therefore I am now working as a college coach to assist first generation, low income and underrepresented students with their transition from high school to college.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

I heard about PCF through my high school during my senior year.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Because of the support and guidance I received from them I now work to help other students graduate from college.

Role:  Client Served & I received a 12,000 scholarship, a mentor, a summer job and helpful workshops. .