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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Employment, Job Training, Student Services, Youth Development

Mission: Fulfillment Fund makes college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Together, we build pathways to college, navigate educational barriers, create support networks, and empower future leaders.

Target demographics: Our mission is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,922 students

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles

Programs: Fulfillment Fund helps open the eyes of young people who may otherwise not consider college as a possibility. Our unique model includes two primary service lines: College Access programs and College Success programs, which together empower students to not only access and afford higher education, but also to graduate college successfully, build crucial life skills and start a career. At our core, we empower high school students and their families to build a path to college through hands-on, wraparound support services inside schools, equipping kids with the tools necessary to choose institutions, complete applications, and navigate the admissions process. We also help our students overcome their unique financial, cultural, and educational barriers to achievement, and we stick with them from the application process through college graduation. Finally, we build networks of mentors, family members and support systems focused on bolstering our students’ academic and post-graduation career success. Our vision is that all students, regardless of circumstances, will one day have the opportunity to attend college, graduate, and actively participate in transforming their communities and creating a better society.

Community Stories

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

With this foundation, I have felt nothing but support both emotionally and through education. There have been many times where I have needed professional help with finances, class schedules, etc. and there has always been someone to help me as soon as they could. Regardless of my problems, they have always found a way to help me out and figure out alternatives on how to resolve them. The constant check-ups and being available around the clock have been very helpful. The webinars and events that have been held have been very helpful in directing me in the correct direction during and potentially after college.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Fulfillment Fund for a little over two years, and I have really enjoyed my experience so far. Everyone I have interacted with at all levels of the organization has been wonderful. The Fulfillment Fund comprised off a team of incredibly hardworking individuals who are united in their passion for the organization's strategic objectives and, ultimately, the success of each and every student they serve. The organization does such critical work for the Los Angeles community with their focus on college access and persistence--and they do it exceptionally well, having continued to iterate on their approach over the course of more than 4 decades. The impact becomes so clear when you meet the students the organization serves and hear them talk about their experience with the Fulfillment Fund and their counselors. In addition to countless student stories, the organization can point to years of meticulously tracked impact metrics that demonstrate its clear value to the community. COVID has presented enormous challenges for schools over the past year and a half. I have been so impressed with how innovative the Fulfillment Fund has been in how it has adapted to a constantly evolving set of challenges. Throughout all of it, the organization has continued to push itself to ensure it is set up for long-term success--dealing with day-to-day obstacle while keeping a strong focus on its long-term goals and ability to deliver impact. I'm very excited for all that the Fulfillment Fund has in store for the years ahead.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has been doing critical work improving college access and persistence for high school students in Los Angeles community for more than 4 decades. Their counselors bring a level of compassion, commitment, and knowledge that is unmatched. The quick pivot that the organization has made in order to support students in a virtual environment underscores not only that level of commitment but also the team's ingenuity. I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn about the organization, the students it serves, and the outcomes it helps them achieve. I'm excited to see the impact continue in the years to come!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve been a part of the Fulfillment Fund for 10+ years now. Over the years, they’ve provided me with mentorship, academic counseling and a general support system that was critical to my academic career and the start of my professional career. I am where I am today in big part because of the Fulfillment Fund.

The Fulfillment Fund set me up for higher education by providing me with resources that wouldn’t have otherwise been available to me, as a First-Generation, Low-Income Latinx student. Beyond help navigating academic resources in high school, the college application process, the financial aid process, scholarships, and various other academic opportunities, the entire staff serves as consistent motivation at every step; they genuinely care for every single one of their students.

Because of the Fulfillment Fund, I made it to and graduated from Stanford University on a full ride as a Gates Millenium Scholarship recipient. I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done, and continue to do, for me, my family and so many other students.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve been part of the Fulfillment Fund for over 13 years. I was introduced to the Fulfillment Fund in high school and with their guidance, support and encouragement, I became the first person in my family to attend college. Fulfillment Fund helped me through every step of the college application and financial aid process. With Fulfillment Fund’s support I was able to attend UCLA with a full ride scholarship.

There are many things that make Fulfillment Fund an incredible organization. The first one is the staff. Every Fulfillment Fund staff genuinely cares about the students they serve and go above and beyond to support their students. Secondly, Fulfillment Fund doesn’t just stop when you graduate high school. Fulfillment Fund continues to support their students throughout college with college counseling and professional development workshops.

Fulfillment Fund played a huge role in helping me achieve my college dreams and I am so grateful for all the help I have received.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with a Fulfillment find for almost 2 years now and it has been such a fulfilling experience! With every interaction, it is clear and evident how genuine the Fulfillment Fund members are and how special the cause is to everyone. There’s so much passion put behind their work, and that alone is inspiring.
COVID-19 has exasperated many pain points for the LA student community and has created new challenges as well. Fulfillment Fund has been proactive and diligent to work through these problems and works to best support their students. It’s exciting to be part of a local organization that has so much purpose behind their cause!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund is an advocate and strong supporter of education access to all. When I reflect on my personal life, I recognize the importance and value of education and how it has placed me in the positions that I am in today. That is what has made me so appreciative of all the work that Fulfillment Fund tirelessly does for so many youth in the Los Angeles community. The staff and volunteers of this organization are truly passionate about this cause and dedicate their time & effort into helping students succeed in school and beyond. It has been a pleasure to not only be a volunteer with this organization, but to also witness the great work done by many roles within Fulfillment Fund. From all of the events that I have been a part of, I always leave feeling impressed with the group's commitment and touched by the impact they have on many students. I am proud to be affiliated with the Fulfillment Fund!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is an organization with incredibly passionate staff, who are deeply committed to furthering equity in education. Although their work has touched the lives of students for many years, their efforts have been especially impactful during the COVID-19 pandemic as students adjust to entirely new ways of learning, visit schools remotely, and approach a difficult job market after graduation. With each of these challenges in mind, the Fulfillment Fund has adapted to support students where they are, seamlessly shifting fundraising and student-facing events online. I feel so privileged to have been a volunteer for the past couple of years and could not recommend this organization more highly!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started as a volunteer with Fulfillment Fund earlier this year and have had an excellent experience. The Fulfillment Fund staff are professional, friendly, and dedicated to what they do. They know volunteers individually and are always available to help with questions and provide more opportunities to get involved. I have run a 5K with them, joined classes, and attended their Destination College event virtually. Even with challenges associated with COVID, Fulfillment Fund events are seamless and engaging every time. I am so grateful to Fulfillment Fund for my experience so far!

Marissa R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is an incredible organization doing incredible things. And, they've been doing them for over 30 years. They've made college a reality for so many first-generation and lower-income students, providing necessary support and guidance to help them succeed. 93% of students in the program graduate high school, 96% awarded financial aid, and 90% graduate college. Those statistics alone demonstrate the impact this organization has had, given that in California, less than half of those ages 18-24 even enroll in college. Furthermore, the organization invests in what matters: events that help the students gain the knowledge they need. These events, such as Destination College, rely on the support of volunteers and hosts thousands of students, providing them with an introduction to the journey to higher education through workshops and discussions. This organization is doing real things to change the lives of so many hard working and aspiring young students.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing non-profit that not only gives back to our community but also promotes education to underserved population.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Fulfillment Fund in several volunteer capacities over the last 6 years. I have never met a group of staff that is more committed to the cause--in this case helping kids get into and succeed in college. They are constantly striving to be better, help more, and overall improve the organization. I was looking for a very long time for a group that helps kids get educated in the way that the Fulfillment Fund does. They are wonderfully attentive and helpful in a process that is otherwise quite scary, and the proof is in the pudding.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started with fulfillment fund back in 2000/2001 as a entering high school freshman. This was during a time when I was not really thinking about going to college anywhere near my near future. Thanks to Fulfillment Fund, I was able to be exposed to art, colleges outside my state, trips, things I never thought I could ever experience as a child from hard working immigrant parents. This encouraged me to go seek out these opportunities. I was able to get a Fulfillment Fund college award, and enter CSUN in 2005. Since, I continued to use the motivation Fulfillment gave me and continued to further my education and work within my community. You gave me the motivation Fulfillment Fund, and continue to use it to this day. Me habrieron puertas y estoy más que agradecida!

1 Dana C. A.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a business owner, I have benefitted first hand from the work of the Fulfillment Fund. I hired a college graduate from their program and she has excelled in our company beyond expectations. She tells me often about the opportunities and resources she was given to help her through high school and onto college. As a first-generation graduate, she truly is a byproduct of the amazing love and care that goes into the work of Fulfillment Fund. These kids are given solid ground in often challenging situations. I can't think of a better organization that truly cares that no child is left behind.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Fulfillment Fund since 2012 and have been deeply moved by the life changing impact this organization has had over the last 40 years on making college a reality for economically disadvantaged and under-resourced teens.

Fulfillment Fund not only provides a pathway for first generation and low-income students to attend college, but they also provide invaluable resources for these students so they may successfully navigate through college and into careers upon graduation.

Having been a part of some of these students' journeys and witnessing the profound impact it has had not only on their own individual careers but also their families' lives as well as their ability to reinvest in their own communities is awe-inspiring.

I have been involved with several non-profits focused on teen education over the last 25 years and no other non-profit provides the type of resources and hands on guidance for minority and first generation students to successfully navigate to and through college better than the Fulfillment Fund!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund staff are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and creative, which empowers the board to develop and sustain support for all of our programs. I would encourage anyone with a passion for extending education opportunities for ALL students to get involved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with the Fulfillment Fund for the past year, and I cannot say enough great things about them! The work they do is so impactful and has incredible reach. Everyone associated with the organization is passionate and strives to truly support college access and support for underrepresented groups.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen for myself the strong commitment and effort the Fulfillment Fund gives to increase college-access and more for underrepresented students. As times change, they have not shied away from innovating and offering their services in ways that meet the needs of their students. Great work Fulfillment Fund!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blown away by the professionalism and level of care that the Fulfillment Fund takes in its programming. This is a truly fantastic org.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund is a highly impactful organization. Their mission and focus is commendable.

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Donor

Rating: 5


I have been involved with the Fulfillment Fund and the Friends of the Fulfillment Fund for 42 amazing years, and I am so impressed with the support they give to both high school and college students. In a perfect world, every city in this country would have an organization just like this one!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Fulfillment Fund by close friends and have been involved the last three years as Friend of the Fullfillment Fund, I have had an opportunity to meet several of the students , both at college and high school events. I am so impressed with these students. The support the Fund gives is monetary, academic, assistance with choosing college prep classes, tutoring, seminars in what to expect in college, how to budget, how to be successful , looking at different colleges etc. I have met personally with students and their support staff, attended their support seminars. I am so impressed with the quality of the support provided to these students and the rate of success of these low income , proud and focused students. Amazing and wonderful!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Fulfillment Fund for over 20 years. Year after year, such positive and uplifting stories. They have helped so many.

1 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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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.

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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.

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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!

1 Elizabeth182

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!

3 Donna210

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I immigrated to the United States in 2012. I have attended high school in Los Angeles as a Junior. Obviously, I did not know anything about the college application process or the educational system. The Fulfillment Fund has always been by my side since day one making sure I on the right track to fulfill my dreams. I have been to 3 college trips that they organized, and I still consider them to be one of my greatest experiences that made me make life decisions regarding college. I have also been a Fulfillment Fund ambassador during my senior year helping other seniors like me to complete their college applications and reminding them of all the important deadlines. I got accepted to a lot of great 4-year colleges but preferred to go to Community College to save money, and now I am an intern in the Fulfillment Fund. This is how Fulfillment Fund has changed my life. This is how great they are.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's hard for me to remember the exact date of when I was first introduced to this organization because I honestly didn't think they could possibly affect my life in anyway; but boy I was so wrong! It has been around six-seven years now that I have known of them and have been receiving their help. They make sure to engage with students in classrooms when introducing them with college information, take them on college campus tours, and even provide some of them with scholarships. I was lucky enough to be elected as one of their scholarship recipients and am now going on my fourth year with this benefit. I receive my scholarship at the beginning of each semester, always arriving just in time to help me with college books and transportation fees. They work hard on staying in your life past your high school experience-- I often find emails from them in my inbox and am quick to open them! The Fulfillment Fund is truly an organization that cares and strives to help those who need it by offering us with never-ending opportunities to gasp onto.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is the absolute BEST!!! I am so thankful for all of the support that they have given me throughout the years-- from helping with my personal statement to providing me with great internship opportunities. I know that I can always depend on the Fulfillment fund! With their help, I have made a successful transition to college and I have been able to pay for my books and other school expenses. I don't know where I would be without the Fulfillment Fund!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for this wonderful organization. This organization thrives on the principle of increasing the chance for a low income student to go to college as well as graduate and become successful through education. Without this organization I would probably not be in such a great position that I am currently in right now. The whole college process and transition from high school to college was made possible through the fulfillment fund. I was lucky enough to have amazing fulfillment fund college advisers because they truly care about you. Mrs. Elizabeth and Ms. Riesch were both spectacular and always encouraged me to find endless possibilities to numerous opportunities because they only want the best for their students and nothing less. I would be completely lost as to what was needed in order to go to college because before I did not know how to write a personal letter or a resume but fulfillment fund made sure to advise us as to what we should write and how to present them. Words cannot explain how thankful I am to be apart of such a phenomenal organization filled with spectacular people working to help out the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OMG i can not stress enough how thankful i am for the Fulfillment Fund. They have guided me all the way from high school until now, my last year in college. They introduced me to the university that i will graduate from in May. Thanks to the scholarship provided from the Fulfillment Fund I am able to attend college and pay for books and materials. They are very helpful when it comes to anything about college, and really try and help their students succeed. I will be forever grateful to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was lucky to become a Fulfillment Fund Scholar.
I owe everything I have accomplished in my academic career to them.
Without the Fund I would never have been informed about the University I am currently enrolled, and expected to graduate in May from.
Without the financial support the Fund has awarded me I would never have been able to financially get through college.
I cannot stress how life-changing this organization has been to my life.
I am the 1st generation to go to college, and even though it was difficult to break the cycle in my family, the Fulfillment Fund made it possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund was absolutely the most helpful program at my high school regarding preparation and knowledge gained from college. They help and prepare you through application process and how to prepare yourself for the personal statements. They offer countless events where you get first hand experience at college and what it's like to be a college student. It's an amazing program that continues to help students grow and have a higher success in getting into a university or institute.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to be a part of the fulfillment fund since I was in high school. I am currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in studio art. Coming to college, although there were some obstacles, was a much easier transition thanks to the preparedness the fulfillment fund program provided me with. Also, on a much more personal level, my counselor in high school through the fulfillment fund made me feel confident enough in myself to persist through college and I could not be more grateful for her and for the program overall. The scholarship they have provided me with has given me the opportunity to not have to work as much and focus more on developing my identity as an adult and my academics. They are amazing people and deserve all the support possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a participant in The Fulfillment Fund since my second year of high school. From the first day of my being part of their organization I have been welcomed with open arms. They have helped me find my way through life. Being that I am a first generation student, life after high school was all unfamiliar to me. With the help of The Fulfillment Fund I have been able to take everyday step by step. When times get hard it is pleasing to know that there is a shoulder who is very familiar with my struggles to help me. If it was not for The Fulfillment Fund being there for me I could not have achieved and gained as many opportunities as I have now.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is a resourceful and empowering nonprofit organization that I have been part of for six years. A review isn't enough to show how grateful I am for the amount of help they provide for students that live in low income communities. They constantly encourage students to pursue higher education and provide them with resources to help them achieve it. Not only do they provide support while students are in high school, but also try and keep in contact with them while they are in college through events or provide them with opportunities for internships. They definitely helped me throughout high school when it came to finding a school and the whole application process. They are kind and patient and you can tell this is something the workers are passionate about. I still receive their help due to the fulfillment fund scholarship which helps me with groceries and books while I am in school. I am glad I am still part of such a warm organization that genuinely cares about students from low income communities making it to college.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is an open environment where i was able to thrive and find my true colors. They have been with me since middle school and i still have close ties to them while in college. the fulfillment fund was helped me though school and does well with students by partnering them with a mentor who is well engaged in the students life academically and socially. i am pleased and grateful to have been part of such a great and inspirational program. due to them i was able to get through high school and get accepted into a great university. Thank you Fulfillment Fund for the hard work you put in a student and for the chance you have given me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has been there for me from the beginning, they have helped me in finding a college during my high school days. They have continued their support in college, by providing the necessary information to be successful and get closer to graduating with a degree. Their commitment to their students goes above and beyond. I am very fortunate to be a part of their program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has helped me push myself forward in a way that I possibly would not have been able to without their support. They started helping me since high school, with various information pertaining to college. Most of the information being crucial to applying and being successful in college. I think that their help has extended to places I did not think it would go, I am really appreciative of their effort.

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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.

1 Joy_17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund helped me believe in myself. I remember when I first applied for the scholarship I didn't feel like my personal statement was much. I always thought that because my personal statement was so bad I didn't get into anywhere good because my College isn't well known. However the people there like Karina and David were so supportive of my college decision and were rooting me on. They told me to never give up and when I called them because my first year in college was quite difficult they told me that everything would be okay because I have made it this far. So thank you fulfillment fund for inspiring us and teaching us to never give up on the dream of receiving a higher education.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me in so many ways possible, that a simple thank you would not be enough! The work they do helps many students achieve greater things than what they ever thought possible. From personal statement workshops to college fairs, the vast amount of college exposure they give to students is truly helpful in guiding us to the right path for a higher education. I thank Fulfillment Fund for all that they do and hopefully they will be able to continue helping many more students attend college.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The fulfillment fund has helped me find the school of my first choice and provided me with various opportunities to explore places out of my reach for travel in order to help me on my college search. With their scholarship, I have been able to pay off almost all of the gap I owe to the school, thus lifting the stress of financial aid off of my parents' shoulders. Thank you, Fulfillment Fund, I appreciate all the opportunities I have received from being a part of the group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The mentoring and college counseling program is a big part of what makes Fulfillment Fund special for me. I am still visiting my mentor (Ruby) and we keep in touch while I am in college, even after graduating high school! I sometimes don't see her as a mentor but a friend that will always be there, and I will thank Fulfillment Fund for that. As well as I am a double major in the sciences it's hard to work and keeping up with everything, and being a Fulfillment Fund scholar, it relieves me of some stress that I do not have to carry on my shoulders to be in an out-of-state University. Viewers help spread the word of Fulfillment Fund, it is indeed life-changing.

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been part of Fulfillment Fund for the past 6 years and thankful the relationships I have built with the organization. From overnight college trips to supporting me through your financial aid experience, Fulfillment Fund has played a important role in making my dream of going to college reality. I believe Fulfillment Fund is more than just an organization; it is a family of amazing individuals who contribute to many students' lives. I mean it when I say I have the up-most respect for very person who is involved in making Fulfillment Fund a success. The skills and advisement I've gained while being a Fulfillment Fund scholar are truly valuable. I'm grateful for the support and opportunities that I have had through my experience at Fulfillment Fund and look forward to seeing how the Fulfillment Fund family continues to impact students lives one day at a time. I have grown in many ways and will always treasure the opportunities provided to me by Fulfillment Fund. Thank you Fulfillment Fund!

1 Vernica

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund stepped into my life at a crucial time during my youth. Thanks to the mentor I was matched with I started to see college as a reality and decided to set higher goals for myself. Before the FF I was going to be a cab driver like my family. However, once I was privy to what type of life I could live if I got an education I knew that college was in the cards for me.
Once I was on the right track they helped propel my educational endeavors through various scholarships, stipends for applications, free SAT prep, free college visits across the nation and an opportunity to work with the Women's Leadership Council.
This along with my Pepperdine education led me to my dream job right out of college. I am now an Associate Private Banker at one of the top banks in the world.
Suffice to say that the Fulfillment Fund changed my life and I am forever grateful.

1 Lizeth G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are great! The Fulfillment Fund is more than an organization they are a second family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Denise and I was a Hamilton High School graduate. The Fulfillment Fund stated working with me in the 10th grade and since then we haven't lost touch. They are always willing to help and advise. I could honestly say that I wouldn't have made it this far in my college career without them. I'm now going into my last year of my undergrad and will graduate with my Bachelors in May!

THANK YOU FF!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I graduated high school thanks to them and I was able to go on to a four year university thanks to them as well. They are awsome and help with a passion.

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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund changed my destiny. I was a smart girl going down the wrong direction but the Fulfillment Fund believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. Through their mentorship (especially from my mentor, Maritza Aguilar) and love, I realized my potential.

I am now a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar and a recent graduate from UCLA thanks to the Fulfillment Fund.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment fund is one main reasons I attended college. The college counselor and my mentor insured I was on the right track to graduating high school. My mentor is one of the people closest to me and I thank the fund for changing my life and opening many doors for me.

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.

Yoana R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund made my college career so much easier. Not receiving financial aid was a setback, but with the help of the FF I was able to be okay and make it through college successfully. I am so grateful for all the support I received. It was not only financial but I always felt I had people to count on when I needed something. Thank you FF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is literally opening doors to amazing opportunities to hundreds of inner city kids. As an alumna of the program, I can truly say that the Fulfillment Fund has had a major positive impact in many of my life stages. Through the program, I had access to college counseling during high school, college application assistance, college integration support, college scholarships, college internships, post-graduate school counseling, post-graduate admission test preparation assistance, and the list goes on. I am now a California licensed attorney and I sit on the board of the Fulfillment Fund Alumni Ambassadors group and other non-profit organizations. Without the Fulfillment Fund, I doubt I would have been able to overcome the many adversities I faced as a young adult including being an immigrant from a foreign country, growing up in a single-parent minimum wage household in South Central Los Angeles, and becoming a teen parent in high school. Gracias Fulfillment Fund!

Ligia R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a UC Davis senior and I can thank the Fulfillment Fund for helping me get where I am now.

Carolina R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me all throughout high school and now in college. They gave me so many college opportunities and other workshops that guided me towards college. They have the best people working for them! Fulfillment Fund's staff is one of the best! They are all truly so wonderful and sweet! They really care about their students and try to build personal relationships with them. They also gave me a mentor which I still keep in contact with. I would most likely not be where I am today without them!! They have opened so many doors for me and I am forever thankful! I love them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with the fund for over 15 years. The Fulfillment Fund changed my life in many ways. It gave me an opportunity to learn about the possibilities to attend college, have a career and learn about Mentorship in which I was introduced to through their College Pathways program. As an Alumni, I now am mentoring my second student as a Thank You for all the Fund has done for me. I am an Entrepreneur and hope to inspire others just as the Fulfillment Fund inspired me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me a lot both when i was in High School and now that i am in college. they are always their when i have a question or concern. they give out good advise and won't give up on you no matter what.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me get were i am today. It is an amazing organization and I love being an Alumni.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me since I was in high school and this organization has been a life changer for me. It helped me apply for colleges and it continues to help me in my education through the scholarship I was awarded. I stronger believe they are a great organization that helps students succeed in their academic goals.