April Tzedakah Box Supports MVLA Scholars | Congregation Beth Am

April Tzedakah Box Supports MVLA Scholars

Making College Possible
Our April Tzedakah Box donations will support MVLA Scholars, designed to improve the lives of local, high-potential, underserved youth by providing four–year renewable college scholarships and individual mentoring to make a four-year degree achievable.

Since its inception in 2000, MVLA Scholars has provided college scholarships to more than 300 needy students from the Mountain View–Los Altos High School District. It currently funds 108 students, most of whom are first-generation college students, and each of whom has a powerful life story. The recipient awards range from $1500 to $6000 per year.
 
Volunteer mentors work closely with their Scholars, providing individual support and encouragement and helping these students set budgets, manage their time, and choose their courses. Mentors also help Scholars successfully transition from college to career by providing assistance with resume building, interviewing skills, and internship/job hunting strategies. The program’s founding assumption is that coming from a low-income family does not need to prevent any student in our community who is willing to work hard from achieving his or her dreams.
 
More information is available at http://www.mvlascholars.org/

To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am Give page and select "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds (click magnifying glass to see list of funds). Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box - EMVLA Scholars, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support!
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