Thank you for visiting our website! You are now taking the first step to make a difference in the education of a low-income student. Your donation is vital to continue supporting our underrepresented college students. The current dire times have proved to be challenging for our students of color. This is specifically true with their educational goals. Many of our students are on the verge of dropping out due to the lack of financial support.
Amidst the COVID-19, students of color and their families have been directly impacted financially by the virus’s ripple effect.
The already financially-strapped students are enduring the financial hardship that the pandemic brought worldwide. The majority of our students and their families are employed in the service industry (cooks, servers, waiters/waitresses, retail employees, housekeepers, gardeners). Earning minimum wage, with no health coverage, and exposed to the virus.
Our students are no strangers to limitations before the novel virus. Their living situation was already precarious, families living in a one-bedroom apartment with no privacy to do their homework. Adding to the dire situation, many students don’t have direct access to a computer. We must mention that most of our recipients are undocumented and DACA students with limited financial support, relying solemnly on scholarships and their income to pay for their education.
Despite the obstacles, our scholars are determined to obtain a college degree to better their lives through education. Before the pandemic, records show more students of color enrolled in a post-secondary institution than in previous years. On the other hand, they are the ones on the verge of dropping out due to financial limitations.
Today, we invite you to support our extraordinary and dedicated students. Your donation will contribute to a students’ education and pay for tuition costs, textbooks, and the internet. Additionally, your donation will enable each student to receive their Chromebook, to have full access at their fingertips.
BAGSF is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID# 81-0579134. All charitable gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
We welcome and appreciate one-time or recurring credit or debit card donations.