The 2014 application for the Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship is available at http://apps.esperanzafund.org.
After reviewing a record-breaking 450 applicants and interviewing just 28, we’re thrilled to announce this year’s Esperanza Scholars! Thanks to our Board of Advisors, our corporate and institutional sponsors, and contributors like you, our 2013 scholars will receive a total of $90,000 in college scholarships. This includes over $11,000 from our matching gift drive. Special thanks to Board of Advisors members Tom Olson, Claire Alexander, Sergio Oehninger and Brian Greene for sponsoring the match – and to all of you who participated!
The amazing stories of these new scholars are after the jump. We invite you to meet them at our Lucky 2013 graduation party on June 8th at the Jack Rose. If you’re interested in mentoring one of these incredible young people, please visit our Become a Mentor page. Mentorship applications are due May 29th.
On June 8, 2013, the Esperanza Education Fund will hold our first annual summer fundraiser to celebrate our 2013 college graduates, as well as our new Esperanza scholars!
Four years after our first scholars received their college acceptance letters and their Esperanza Scholarship checks, we are thrilled to bring them together with our newest class of scholars and our members to celebrate their college graduation. Please join us on the beautiful rooftop deck of one of Washington’s hippest watering holes, the Jack Rose, for a celebratory afternoon of barbeque, sno-cones, and live mariachi music.
Your ticket purchase makes these scholarships possible for our very deserving students.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Jack Rose Rooftop
2007 18th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Ticket purchase includes access to the private rooftop party and:
* all-you-can-eat Kobe sliders, pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, and grilled veggie sandwiches, plus side potato/green salad
* live mariachi music from Los Gallos Negros
* drink tickets for your choice of beer, wine, and/or margarita & mint julep sno-cones!
* non-alcoholic sno-cones
* a donation to The Esperanza Education Fund
* opportunity to meet and greet Esperanza’s 2013 scholars, leaders, mentors, and volunteers
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157213184451757/
Esperanza’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that, after four years of tremendous growth as an all-volunteer organization, Esperanza has hired its first paid staff member! Alison Collier joined the Esperanza team as our part-time Director of Operations on April 1 and will be managing our internal operations and administration.
“I’m so glad I came!”
That’s how one scholar summed up her experience at the end of Career Day, Esperanza’s annual professional development event for scholarship recipients. This year the day-long event was held at the law offices of Covington & Burling in downtown Washington, DC—with a bonus rooftop terrace and an amazing view of the Washington Monument and city landscape.