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Nothing makes us happier than when Orange County students benefit from our Education initiatives and programs such as Destination Graduation, OC Reads and TutorMate.

By growing a stronger community one person at a time, we are building momentum towards our FACE 2024 Education goal: to cut the high school dropout rate in half by 2024.

Enjoy reading these success stories!

Felipe

Keeping up with a SAGE Scholar

A favorite overachiever, Felipe served two terms as a SAGE Scholar while balancing a double major (and three honors programs), graduated and started his own nonprofit organization. Felipe’s now on the path to self-sufficiency and success.

Deyaneira

Hard times turned into hard work

When Deyaneira came to Orange County, her family didn’t have a stable place to live, and being self-sufficient seemed like a long shot. She knew that the only way “out” was through Education.

Rodolfo

Dedication to a high school diploma

First in his family to go to a four-year university, Rodolfo is on the path to a brighter future thanks to Destination Graduation and his academic success. Meet Rodolfo and learn more about his journey.

Gisel

New attitude + great GPA = promising future

If you met Gisel several years ago, she would have been the last person you would’ve chosen to be a student advocate for education. Find out how she changed her attitude and put herself on the path to success.

Nhi

Homework, hard work and hoops

Meet our neighbor, Nhi, a local student that went from being shy and unsure about her studies to becoming a standout student-athlete thanks to a powerful after school program.

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