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Opportunity Fund Spotlight: 143 Students Graduating, Thanks to You

Posted on May 09, 2017 by
 
143 college saver graduates because of YOU
 

 

A child with a savings account is 7x more likely to graduate from college

 

Opportunity Fund believes that savings are the foundation of financial security and that education is a proven pathway to prosperity - that's why we help students start saving to achieve their college dreams. Every $1 our college students save is matched by $1 from our donors and $1 from Opportunity Fund.

 

Join me in congratulating our 143 students graduating from 40 schools this year!

 


One of these incredible students is Cindy from the University of California, Davis.

Cindy, college saver
“College Savers taught me savings is important—not just for college, but for the future. It was a great introduction to start saving for the real world, like a 401k.”

 

After graduating, Cindy is interning at Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) through the California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) Internship Program. RCAC is a CDFI focused on providing affordable loans to rural communities throughout 13 Western states. As the CCRH Loan Fund Intern at RCAC, Cindy hopes to learn about working in the non-profit sector and, specifically, in affordable housing. “Being from a low-income background made me realize the disadvantages I had, and that I want to create a better, brighter future for myself and others,” said Cindy. Looking towards the future, Cindy would like to stay in community lending or development and strives to hold an executive leadership role in affordable housing. 

 

“With the assistance of the CollegeSavers program, I developed a habit of making monthly deposits into a savings account, teaching me the importance of budgeting to set and meet goals. I am happy that I discovered the CollegeSavers, as they provided invaluable lessons that I would not have learned without potentially endangering my finances.”

A native of San Francisco, Cindy is a first generation college student and the second in her family to go to college following her older sister. “At one time, my older sister, younger sister, and I were all in college at the same time, which was difficult but worth it. My youngest sister is in 6th grade, and we are her role models.”

 


Thanks to your incredible support, Opportunity Fund has helped thousands of college students, like Cindy, pay for tuition, supplies, or whatever it takes to reach their graduation day—and a brighter future.

Congratulations to Cindy and all of our CollegeSavers graduating this year! We are so proud of you!

Graduate

College

Major

Cindy

University of California, Davis

Community Development

Olga

National Hispanic University

Psychology

Denise

De Anza College

Communications

Jennifer

College of San Mateo

Medicine

Qui

Mission College

Chemistry

Ting Yan

San Francisco State

Business

Jorge

San Jose State University

Managerial Info Systems

Diana

Foothill College

Nutrition

Tien Hung

San Jose State University

Engineering

Uyen

San Jose State University

Accounting

Karina

San Jose State University

Nursing

Anh

University of California, Davis

Biological Science

Shirley

University of California, Davis

Psychology

Anh

San Jose State University

Business

Binh

San Jose State University

TESOL

Duy

San Jose State University

Software Engineering

Claudia

Notre Dame de Namur

Business Administration

Annie

San Jose State University

Health Science

Elizabeth

California State University, Sacramento

Tourism Administration

Bridget

University of California, Riverside

Microbiology

Elaine

San Jose State University

Finance

Maria

San Jose State University

Child Development

Stephanie

Notre Dame de Namur University

Psychology

Michelle

Skyline College

Economics/Business

Sophia

San Jose State University

Child Development

Rashmeen

San Jose State University

Political Science

Malek

Skyline College

Electrical Engineering

Phat

San Jose State University

Computer Science

Kristina

California State University,  East Bay

Accounting

Lan Phuong T.

Mission College

Accounting

Joshua

Skyline College

communications

Asucena

University of California, Santa Cruz

Sociology

Josierie

Allied Schools

Business

Loan

California State University,  East Bay

Nursing

Janna

University of California, Los Angeles

World Arts and Cultures

An

University of California, Davis

Computer Science

Hong

California State University,  East Bay

Accounting

Alan

University of Redlands

Accounting

Alan

San Francisco State University

Chemistry

Verna

Skyline College

Psychology

Daniel

San Jose State University

Mechanical Engineering

Elvira

San Jose State University

Business

Angela Gwynne

San Jose State University

Economic, Political Science

Pedro

San Jose State University

Mechanical Engineering

Khuyen

San Jose State University

Health Science

Joaquin

University of California, Santa Cruz

Philosophy

Ngoc

Mission College

Sociology

Ramzey

San Jose State University

Economics

Do

San Jose State University

Civil Engineering

Nga Thien

San Jose State University

Business

Thi

De Anza College

Engineering

Mele

University of Portland

Communications

Claudia

San Jose State University

Communications

Vanessa

Notre Dame de Namur University

Psychology

Katharyn

University of California, Berkeley

Interdisciplinary Studies

Karina

Sonoma State University

Business

Mabisa

Foothill College

Biology

Brenda

Sonoma State University

Business Administration

Jamauri

Haverford College

English

Diem Chi

California Northstate Univ. College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Justin Dinh

California Northstate Univ. College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Micaela

University of California, Berkeley

Sociology

Duyen

Canada College

Radiology Technology

Sydney

University of Utah

Human Development

Taulaga

Skyline College

Respiratory Therapy

Beatriz

Notre Dame de Namur University

Clinical Psychology

Eduardo

California State University, Chico

Art

Diana

University of California, Merced

Psychology

Salvador

University of California, Merced

Psychology

Natalie

College of San Mateo

Psychology, Criminal Justice

Hugo

San Jose State University

Civil Engineering

Carolina

California State University, Long Beach

Human Development

Alexis

San Jose State University

Aerospace Engineering

Cynthia

California State University, Chico

Child Development

Cesar

California State University, Chico

Business

Mondserrat

Humboldt State University

Race & Gender  Studies

Octavio

San  Jose State University

Electrical Engineering

Liliana

California State University, Northridge

Television Production

Adilene

San Jose State University

Library Science

Valerie

San Francisco State University

Broadcasting, Communication

Luis

San Jose State University

Civil Engineering

Shuai

San Francisco State University

Business

Alvaro

San Jose State University

Liberal Studies

Justin

San Francisco State University

Nursing

Jordan

San Francisco State University

Mechanical Engineering

Rossmeri

California State University, Sacramento

Communications, Sociology

Dulce

San Jose State University

Nursing

Ly

San Jose State University

Computer Science

Pamela

San José State University

Child Development

Ariana

San Jose State University

Hospitality Management

Nicole

San Jose State University

Finance, Accounting

Bingyan

San Jose State University

Forensic Science

Yue

San Jose State University

Linguistic

Sharon

University of California, Berkeley

Psychology

Luan

San Jose City College

Business Administration

Nghi

San Jose State University

Accounting

Ariana

San Francisco State University

Latino Studies

Jessica

Sacramento State University

Nursing

Raul

University of California Santa Cruz

Computer Engineering

Ruben

De Anza

Business Administration

Alexandra

Foothill College

Business

Alexia

University of Southern California

Policy, Planning,  Development

Daniela

California State University, East Bay

Kinesiology

Giselle

University of California, Riverside

Religious Studies

Aleisha

San Jose State University

Design Studies

Viet

Brown University

Education

Ashwinder

San Jose State University

Management Info Systems

Isabel

Cal State East Bay

Criminology

Lilibeth

De Anza College

Liberal Arts

Mariam

California Polytechnic State University

Business

Cynthia

University of California, Davis

Biological Sciences

Rubicelia

University of California, San Diego

Sociology

Adrian

University of California, Santa Cruz

Chemistry

Mariela

California State University, East Bay

Psychology

Adrian

San Jose City College

Kinesiology

Alejandro

University of California, Davis

Sociology

David

University of California, Irvine

Public Health Policy, English

Liliana

University of California, Riverside

Creative Writing

Kawal

Santa Clara University

Business

Raul

Laney College

N/A

Ulices

California State University, East Bay

Business

Jaime

San Jose State University

Software Engineering

Uyen

De Anza College

Graphic Design

Travis

Chabot College

Law

Ana

Santa Clara University

Sociology and Spanish

Berenice

University of California, Santa Cruz

Sociology

Zoila

San Francisco State University

Undeclared

Jose

University of California, Davis

Community Development

Victor

California State University East Bay

Sociology

Andrea

San Jose State University

Advertising

Fernando

De Anza

Business Marketing

Laura

California Polytechnic State University

Business Administration

Juan de Dios

San Jose State University

Aerospace Engineering

Tin

California State University, East Bay

Computer Science

Phuong-Thy

University of California, Santa Cruz

Business

Erik

Santa Clara University

Education

Kimberly

De Anza/ Foothill Community College

Music

Marcelo

Foothill College

Respiratory Therapy

David

California State University, Northridge

Civil Engineer

Deborah

California State University, Monterey Bay

Psychology

Bhavdeep

University of California, Davis

Biochemistry, Molecular Bio

Truc

San Jose State University

Software Engineering

Ha

San Jose City College

Accounting

Yodit

Foothill College

Dental Hygiene Program


If you would like to congratulate Cindy or our other graduates, we invite you to send a note to Opportunity Fund College Savers, 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95113 or savings@opportunityfund.org.

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