Wesley House is the first in the country to provide on campus housing for lower income students. They are innovative and visionary!!
Bottom Line: The staff care about the students and their success! This nonprofit contributes to addressing a pressing community need of affordable housing.
I know there are many intelligent young people who would be successful in college if given the opportunity. Wesley House Student Residence, Inc. is giving that opportunity to students by providing low income housing. The students living in Wesley House are first generation college students and in the last 10 years, 100% of them have graduated. What a positive difference Wesley House Student Residence, Inc is making in the community!
My grandfather was part of this organization. They have a 100% graduation rate! These kids are making it despite financial backgrounds which may have made it impossible to get a degree!
Wesley House is the only nonprofit I know of providing an affordable housing option for marginalized college students in the San Diego area. I do not know of another organization providing secure housing for college students in need. I hope to see this organization expand and replicate to meet the growing needs of students struggling to graduate from college, especially first-generation college students.
Wesley House Student Residence plays an integral role in advancing the college careers of low income students by providing the only below market rate housing adjacent to the campus of SDSU. With secure, affordable housing, students have the time and energy to devote to their studies, and focus on academics with an eye towards graduation.
Excellent organization that strives to empower students to succeed in their college careers and beyond. The organization's board is a committed group of individuals that bring a robust variety of different backgrounds and expertise to the table. The students who join the organization not only get affordable rent on campus but they get a caring team that helps them each step of the way as they earn their degrees. Whether it be their help with onsite services or back patio educations sessions, the students benefit in many ways by being a part of the Wesley House family.
Amazing organization with the students best interests in mind! Wesley helps students recognize what services are provided them while attending SDSU, have an affordable living situation, and offers guidance such as free financial planning twice a year. I hope to be apart of this organization for a long time to come.
Wonderful nonprofit working to help low income college students achieve the dreams of graduating from college. There is so much need and Wesley House Student Residence is one of the few working on this enormous problem.
The gap in educational attainment between children on the highest rung of the socioeconomic ladder and those on the lowest is staggering. Despite hard work, long hours, excellent grades, phenomenal test scores and the burning desire; smart kids from the poorest families are less likely to graduate from college than below-average kids from rich ones! Wesley House Student Residence is there to help close this gap and give low-income students the support they need to complete their education and lift themselves, and their families, out of poverty.
Wesley House is really making a difference in the students' lives who live there. We have another great group graduating this year. The staff has also been working with other great organizations in the community to figure out how we can reach more students than can be housed at the property on Hardy Ave. With the significant number of students with food and housing insecurity, the work of this organization only gets more important.
I started out learning about WHSR through my church helping with maintenance and repairs on their apartments. I quickly saw the impact they were making on the students living there. It impressed me enough to join the board of directors and support them financially. If you have a passion for students and would like to help those that have had to face challenges getting into or finishing college, look into giving or volunteering with WHSR.
The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and accesable. They make living there easy. If we have any questions they are available to answer them. They also put on programs to help with things us like financia literacy or applying for financial aid.
I have bad no contact with this nonprofit organisation, however, I have friends who rave about this institution.
It seems like they do great things with their limited funds.
It is my belief that with further funding they could reach the pinnicle of true excellence in all that they do.
I have volunteered with this wonderful organization for months. It's the most supportive environment! I've never had a question go unanswered while working with them. They've always been open to my ideas, as well.
Post-secondary education/training is necessary to obtain a living wage job and be self sufficient in San Diego. However, college is expensive and financial aid is often insufficient to cover the necessary costs to be a successful student. Basic needs such as housing, food, and transportation are just some of the barriers that college students face. To offset the biggest hurdle of all, the cost of housing, the Wesley House Student Residence provides an affordable, safe, and clean place for students to live and study. The staff and board members are also incredibly kind, caring, and committed. Until financial aid policy is reformed, this model of support for post-secondary students should be expanded across the city, county and state.
They deserve your support because they support low income college students to stay at school and build a life for themselves
The merits of a non-profit organization are often assessed by simply judging the worthiness of its cause. This approach isn’t entirely off base, as all charitable organizations are born from the recognition of a need, or a state of inequality in some corner of society.
However, the truly remarkable ones differentiate themselves in several ways. They employ a wide range of methods and approaches, while still remaining focused on their mission. They make an impact not only on their direct audience, but also in ways that benefit the community as a whole. And, they are managed responsibly, employing a strategic plan with an outlook toward long-term sustainability and increased influence.
Few organizations embody this standard as well as Wesley House Student Residence, Inc. (WHSR), which both enables and empowers low-income and homeless students reach their full potential by offering an affordable, permanent living option while enrolled at San Diego State University.
Unfortunately, when it comes to non-profit entities, sometimes a wonderful cause just isn’t enough. Financial threats are constant, and risk of budget collapse is a common theme among many organizations. However, thanks to strong executive and board leadership, making strategically sound decisions, WHSR has become a financially secure non-profit; donors and business sponsors can feel confident that their contributions are not at risk, and are in fact investments in the advancement of the organization’s mission.
As a volunteer at this wonderful non-profit, I've been able to see the impact it has on the student residents, and I know first-hand how committed the leadership team is to seeing each one succeed, not just at school, but at life. Yes, there are a lot of good causes out there, but Wesley House Student Residence, Inc. is one of the truly great organizations, capable of actually advancing their mission.
Wesley House Student Residence is a brilliant charity run by a dynamic and passionate group of employees, Board Members and volunteers. It offers affordable housing to vulnerable students on the campus of San Diego State University. The Executive Director, Jesus Gonzalez is truly inspirational. In the short time he's been heading the charity he has transformed Wesley House infrastructure, its operations and Board Membership. Wesley House is a unique building - a shipping container in fact - transformed to provide safe and comfortable accommodation to its students. I am thrilled to be part of the Wesley House team and look forward to welcoming many more students, volunteers and donors to support our cause.
It's not enough for a student to start college. It's the beginning of a personal growth experience for most students. Some do fine on their own while other students struggle with housing, finances and lack of a support system. I'm serving on the WHSR board because we do more than just house a student. We want them to have good life skills and a staff that can give them support to succeed.
This is a wonderful organization dedicated to providing affordable housing and academic support to students who may be in need. So far, every student that has participated in the program has graduated from college.
The housing facility is right next to the campus, a student could easily walk to their classes no matter their location. The apartments are well-maintained.
A dedicated board spends time, effort and resources to make sure these students are successful getting their college degree.