Empowering Youth Through Education

"Thank You for Believing in Children Like Me"

As a child growing up in gang-ridden neighborhoods, Niona White could tell the difference between the sound of gunfire and the sound of fireworks, and knew which streets to avoid on her way home from school.

When she was 14 years old, the Fulfillment Fund matched her with a mentor, and provided programs that helped her become the first person in her family to graduate high school and earn a college degree.

A graduate of UC Santa Cruz who is currently working as a business consultant and certified public accountant, she shared her story at the Fulfillment Fund's 21st Annual STARS Gala on October 14, 2015.

When you give to the Fulfillment Fund, you’re making a targeted investment in the future of our community. To make a donation today to support students who are following in Niona's footsteps, visit www.fulfillment.org/donate.