More need, for more students, than ever before.
November 10. The president ends immigration protections for 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S.
January 8. He ends them for 200,000 El Salvadorans.
March 5. DACA is set to expire.
Since 2009, the Esperanza Education Fund has awarded over $800,000 to 9 classes of scholars – regardless of immigration status. In May, we’ll select our 10th class of scholars. We face a crisis: More need, for more students, than ever before.
To respond to this emergency, Esperanza has set a challenge: To award an extra $100,000 in scholarships in 2018.
Our Solution: 10 Leaders x $10,000
Esperanza is looking for 10 leaders from the private sector, civil society, and government employees to each build a team of their colleagues, friends, and neighbors.
Each #10for10 team will commit to raise $10,000 for a new scholarship by May 31. They’ll engage their team in Esperanza in any number of ways: reading applications, selecting scholars, speaking at our Career Day, or hosting an event for Esperanza.
Each #10for10 team will be able to name one scholarship – and meet their scholar at our 10th Annual Benefit Concert in June.
Esperanza usually awards around $100,000 a year. If we meet this challenge, we’ll award $200,000 in 2018 – and hit $1 million dollars in awards by our 10th anniversary.