As we gear up for 2018, please consider a tax-deductible donation with a three-fold, generational impact: every dollar will directly fund a stipend for students at City College of San Francisco to (1) support themselves and (2) learn leadership skills by organizing their peers through advocacy projects to (3) shape policies for undocumented students and underrepresented communities.
Students Making A Change (SMAC) launched 9 years ago and is fiscally sponsored by Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco. Your donation will help these SMAC Organizing Fellows shape policy issues that directly impact them and their families.
[UPDATE -- Jan. 5, 2018: We have secured a very generous commitment from an anonymous donor of a dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,500, plus another $2,500 if we meet our fundraising goal! The matching funds will be devoted to advocacy efforts in Sacramento.]
This year, your donation will support SMAC Organizing Fellows working on the following projects:
Advocacy at City College of San Francisco to ensure implementation of a new initiative for undocumented students truly addresses their needs.
Advocacy in Sacramento to close the achievement gap in the largest higher education system in the country where students of color make up 67 percent of students.
Advocacy throughout California to ensure other community colleges adopt proven programs that help underrepresented students avoid debt and transfer sooner to a four-year college or university.
SMAC Organizing Fellows have transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State East Bay, Morehouse College, Mills College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, University of Michigan, Sacramento State, San Francisco State, and Stanford University. They return to communities all over California as active citizens, advocates, and leaders.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal to build leaders in overlooked places.
Donations of $100 or more will receive special SMAC merch.