Barrio Logan College Institute Hosts "Opportunity for Impact" 2015
Annual Fundraiser Raised over $450,000 for San Diego Nonprofit
Jun 25, 2015, 08:35 ET
SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged families prepare their children for college enrollment, hosted its annual fundraiser "Opportunity for Impact" on May 26th, 2015, raising over $450,000 for its education programs.
The event was held at the San Diego Central Library, where BLCI honored donors, hosted an auction and shared inspirational stories of success with over 300 corporate and community leaders. Pedro Villegas, Director of Community Relations at San Diego Gas & Electric, served as the Honorary Chair for the event.
Opportunity for Impact owes its success to generous sponsors including San Diego Gas & Electric, Southwest Airlines and U.S. Bank. Organizations such as these continue to make it possible for BLCI and its students to prosper. The $450,000 raised by the fundraiser will directly support children who are currently in the BLCI program, as well as enable future students to fulfill their aspirations of a higher education.
About Barrio Logan College Institute:
BLCI is located in Barrio Logan, a low-income community in San Diego. With a high density of Latino residents, the median household income is less than $20,000 per year for an average family of four, and only about a third of adults in Barrio Logan have a high school diploma. BLCI is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by promoting the pursuit of higher education for college-minded students who are traditionally under-represented.
On average, BLCI serves about 300 students and their families annually. Afterschool programs begin in third grade, and continue through college completion and beyond. To date, 100% of BLCI graduates have enrolled in colleges throughout the nation, and 81% have enrolled directly into four-year universities. Since the inception of their College Success Program in 2007, 88% of BLCI's students persist in college and are on their way to graduation, compared to only 11% of first-generation college students who have not been a part of the program.
SOURCE Barrio Logan College Institute BLCI
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