Marcelino Plascencia joined the Fulfillment Fund in April 2014 as a College Access Program Advisor, later transitioning to become College Access Program Manager and overseeing implementation of the Fulfillment Fund’s supplemental enrichment programs: STEM at UCLA, CAP Leaders Crew (now known as L.E.A.D), Men in Training (now known as Men Creating Change) and STEAM.
Currently, Marcelino co-leads our Digital Learning initiative as Digital Learning Content Manager. In this role, he works to bring college access and digital literacy into the classroom with an innovative and creative approach by managing compelling content as the Digital Learning program grows. Marcelino has also helped the Fulfillment Fund’s high school programs team in the development and implementation of a new Blended Learning Curriculum. Outside of the classroom, Marcelino is working to expand our digital learning services to new schools and education partners throughout Los Angeles.
Marcelino is a first-generation college graduate from a low-income community. He dedicated his undergraduate career to making higher education more accessible to students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underserved communities. As an undergraduate, Marcelino was a Program Coordinator at the Chicano/Latino Resource Center, a mentor at Corre La Voz, and a research assistant at the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as. His experience in college access inspired Marcelino to organize with fellow students to establish Hermanos Unidos de Santa Cruz.
Prior to joining the Fulfillment Fund, Marcelino was the Assistant Director of Programs at Foundation for a College Education, where he supported students as they applied to college and worked with college students to ensure that they receive their degrees within four to five years. Marcelino is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Film and Digital Media and Latin American Latino Studies.
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