FEEL GOOD & Make a Difference
META (Making Education the Answer) is a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships and mentorship to Latinx youth from Southern California. The META Foundation provides financial assistance to high achieving yet lower income Latinx students in order to fulfill their dreams of attending college. The META Foundation seeks to level the playing field for Latinx college scholars by providing scholarships and supportive services to bolster their opportunities to succeed.
We seek to provide support specifically for META Scholarship recipients whose education and day-to-day activities are being affected as a result of COVID-19. Whether it’s from moving back into a parent's home due to campus housing restrictions, or a decline in working and shift hours or for students that have been laid-off from their off- and on-campus jobs, it’s important to remember that with the support of community, our scholars greatly increase their chances of becoming successful business and community leaders.
We are specifically asking for donations and support from our community of allies for rent and housing payments, textbooks, education materials, and technology devices. Allies can feel good and support us by doing the following:
- donating (anything helps)
- sharing with your network (sharing is caring)
- learn more and engage with our scholars and their stories on Instagram (@metafoundation)
Lesly, a junior at Stanford, has this request for META.
"I was not planning to come home for spring break, but Stanford asked us to leave unless we had extreme circumstances back home. Due to these changes, my family is not prepared to support me being back home. They will not be charging me rent, but it is hard for them to also supply me with food. The request I am asking is to try and support myself with food in the coming weeks and probably quarter. My job was also suspended, so I really need the help. Even if the amount I request cannot be given, anything would help. Thank you!"
Thank you in advance for your assistance and for helping many talented first generation scholars such as Lesly.
*For transparency: Money raised will go directly to the META Foundation and will then be distributed to directly to impacted scholars and families until the funds raised are completely distributed.