Help Nancy Achieve Mission Graduation

Our community gave the gift of higher education to 18 deserving students last year. Here is an update on one of the scholars that the community's past generosity is currently benefiting.

Every Friday at 4 am, Nancy wakes to the buzz of her alarm. In the dark, she throws on her running shoes, grabs a quick cup of coffee, and heads to the UC Berkeley track field. In the dewy grass, she joins fellow members of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) to train for the next 5 to 8 hours.

Nancy was inspired to serve her community in the sixth grade when her father got extremely sick. At the hospital, she saw firsthand how wonderful nurses care for the critically ill. As her father recovered under the staff’s watchful care, Nancy knew how she wanted to give back.

Thanks to your generosity, she is attending Hartnell College to pursue her lifelong goal of earning a degree in Nursing. She maintains an exceptional 3.8 cumulative GPA in her rigorous coursework. A passion to serve a greater cause drives Nancy to pursue a career as a nurse in the United States Air Force.

Your generosity last year helped to make Nancy’s dream a reality. There is no better investment that a community can make than higher education for the next generation. Thank you for giving the gift of higher education to Nancy.

This year, our Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship is expanding to help even more children of California vineyard and winery workers earn a degree. Because our goal is college success, the program includes multi-year scholarships and we are providing a dedicated mentor to support the students throughout college.

Will you give another gift this year to help a student like Nancy? A gift of any amount makes a life-changing impact on a student’s future. 

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