Author Archives: Ed Fund Staff

November 2016 Newsletter

When you walk into a freshman English class at Kennedy High School and ask the students how many of them want to go to college, nearly all hands go up. However, the reality is that only 28% of graduating seniors from the class of 2015 completed their A-G requirements – the coursework necessary to attend a 4-year public university in California.

Joel Mackey

Executive Director

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September 2016 Newsletter

The Ed Fund is working to create educational environments where our students thrive and succeed in their chosen endeavors. This past year, in a strategic planning process with our community partners we asked the question, “What can we do to help our students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and their chosen career?”

Joel Mackey

Executive Director

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June 2016 Newsletter

In 2012, 33% of district students completed the FAFSA by the March 2nd priority deadline. In 2016, we are pleased to report that sixty-seven percent of district seniors completed their FAFSA or
California Dream Application by the priority deadline. This is the
highest completion rate the district has achieved.

Joel Mackey

Executive Director

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Ed Fund Offers Up to $130,000 in Scholarships

Elijah Toumoua is a Middle College High senior who “barely makes enough money.” He said affording college can be a large challenge for many students coming out of high school. Fortunately, he is receiving a scholarship from the Ed Fund. The Ed Fund, a nonprofit organization, is giving five high school seniors from MCHS each scholarships.

Elijah Toumoua

Middle College High senior

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