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Peninsula College Fund to host panel discussion on leadershipled by US soccer Olympic gold medalist and author Julie Foudy on April 27 PCF puts the missing pieces together to help low-income, first-generation college studentsreach the college graduation finish line
REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 2, 2018 – The Peninsula College Fund (PCF) — whose mission is to assist low-income, underserved and often overlooked first-generation college students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate and to help them achieve their education and career goals – is hosting an informal “sock-talk” on overcoming adversity by finding self-confidence and self-advocacy by choosing to matter.
The panel is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00pm in Campbell Center Theatre at Sacred Heart School in 150 Valparaiso Avenue in Atherton, California.
Julie Foudy will moderate the panel that is comprised of:
- Al Camarillo, Ph.D., Author and Professor, Department of History, Stanford University
- Anna Dapelo-Garcia, Founder, Lean In Latinas
- Brandi Chastain, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Author, Coach
- Elizabeth Magana, Board & Donor Relations Manager, Ronald McDonald House, PCF Alumni President
Foudy, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2006, she co-founded the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, an organization focused on developing leadership skills in teenage girls. In 2007, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame with her teammate, Mia Hamm. She is currently an analyst, reporter and the primary color commentator for women’s soccer telecasts on ESPN. Foudy will moderate an informal panel discussion on finding self-confidence and self-advocacy based on her book, “Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU”.
PCF puts the missing pieces together to help low-income, first-generation college students reach the college graduation finish line.
While many first-generation students make it to college, fewer than a quarter of them make it through college in under six years. PCF’s innovative and highly effective program helps ensure that their scholars succeed where others falter.
PCF provides four-year scholarships, one-to-one adult mentors, college and career success training, and summer internship placements and stipends. Together, these resources make college more affordable, and help their scholars successfully navigate the journey to graduation and a career.
About PCF Programs
Each PCF scholar receives $3,000 per year which is renewable annually for all four years of college. These funds help fill their financial aid gap and minimize student debt.
PCF Scholars participate in intensive workshops to help them navigate college life, academics, build the knowledge and skills to prepare for post-college employment.
PCF matches each scholar with a trained college-educated adult who serves as an ally, advisor, and role model throughout college and often beyond.
PCF works with employers to develop summer internships provide scholars with information on existing opportunities and offer stipends to scholars pursuing meaningful unpaid summer internships.
NERISSA M. FERNANDEZ
Global Head, ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs & PR
Regional Head, North & Latin America Corp Affairs & PR
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