As schools and public spaces reopened for the 2021/22 academic year, we focused on building and strengthening our partnerships and seeking new collaboration opportunities. It was clear that humanity collectively sought and valued community, and we saw this as the moment to double down on our core belief that we could do more together than we could alone.
We helped our current school partners to keep our students college-bound while they focused on safety measures and learning loss. We began relationships with new organizations, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, Wise Readers to Leaders, and Superbowl champions L.A. Rams, to bring more opportunities to corners of Los Angeles we hadn’t yet been able to reach. We also engaged our corporate partners to provide our students with exclusive internships at their firms while also helping them advance their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Community-building also meant embracing the return to in-person events with our students, such as Holiday Homecoming, Financial Aid workshops, College Signing Day, and our newly launched Summer Fest BBQ. We reconnected with students and met some of them in person for the first time. Our team engaged our donors and supporters for our first in-person spring event in three years, selling out our Sip & Celebrate event at the brand-new SoFi Stadium, home to the Lombardi Trophy that year.
We served 2,777 students through our College Access and College Success Programs, adding to our cumulative total of more than 28,000 students served since our founding. 93% of our students graduated from high school, and 95% of our college students persisted in their postsecondary education or earned degrees.
Read more below about Fulfillment Fund’s year and accomplishments in the 2022 Annual Report.
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