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education

pipeline

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just as education expands
the mind inside of us, it also
expands the horizon
in front of us

pipeline

WATCH NOW

just as education
expands the mind
inside of us, it also
expands the horizon
in front of us

education

pipeline

“I learned how to communicate with my son. I learned a lot of patience. They helped educate me so I can educate my children.”
– Kenia Saucedo, Parent, Proyecto Pastoral at Delores Mission

Like all parents, Kenia Saucedo wants the best for her three children. She turned to Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission for tools that would help her support their development and learning. For nearly 30 years, Proyecto Pastoral has empowered residents of Boyle Heights to strengthen their families. With an emphasis on child and parent engagement from birth through higher education, the organization aims to empower families for success by increasing educational attainment and creating a more vibrant future for the whole community.

This cradle-to-career approach defines CCF’s commitment to education. Last year, we gave almost $5.6 million in grants and scholarships across every level of the education pipeline. We worked to increase access to quality early childhood education through grants to organizations like Westside Children’s Center and the Advancement Project. Through the More and Better Learning Time initiative, we partnered with the Ford Foundation to expand after-school and out-of-school activities. We collaborated with The James Irvine Foundation and other funders to support Linked Learning, an approach combining strong academics and career-based learning that prepares students to succeed in college, career and life. And through the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, a partnership with College Futures Foundation and dedicated donors across Los Angeles, we were the county’s largest sponsor of scholarships and college access services – helping more than 17,500 students in this year alone.

First they crawl; then they walk; then they fly. That’s the progression Proyecto Pastoral works to ensure as it guides parents and children along the path to success. For Kenia’s children, it made all the difference. “Today, my son knows how to express himself,” she says. “Sometimes he teaches me things that I otherwise could not have ever imagined.”


2014-2015 VISION: Help all students transition successfully from birth to college with the support and preparation they need to graduate college-ready and begin a career. Awarded 51 grants and scholarships totaling $5.57 million.