SAN DIEGO, CA - 05/05/2016 — Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged families prepare their children for college enrollment, is hosting its annual fundraiser, “Opportunity for Impact” on May 12th, 2016. Last year, the event raised over $450,000 for BLCI’s education programs and this year BLCI will be celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The fundraiser will be held at the San Diego Central Library on the Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, 9th floor, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. During the night, BLCI will honor donors, host an auction and share inspirational stories of success with over 300 corporate and community leaders. San Diego’s First Lady, Katherine Stuart Faulconer, will serve as Honorary Chair. Pedro and Susy Villegas will serve as event co-chairs.
Opportunity for Impact owes its success to generous sponsors including San Diego Gas & Electric, Sempra Energy and Southwest Airlines. Organizations such as these continue to make it possible for BLCI and its students to prosper. The money raised by this fundraiser will directly support children who are currently in the BLCI program, as well as enable future students to fulfill their aspirations of a higher education.
For more information or to buy tickets and support the event, please visit: www.blci.org/opportunity-for-impact-2016
About Barrio Logan College Institute: BLCI is located in Barrio Logan, a low-income community in San Diego. With a high density of Latino residents, the median household income is less than $24,000 per year for an average family of four, and only 38% of adults in Barrio Logan have a high school diploma. BLCI is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by promoting the pursuit of higher education for college-minded students who are traditionally under-represented.
On average, BLCI serves about 300 students and their families annually. Afterschool programs begin in third grade, and continue through college completion and beyond. To date, 100% of BLCI graduates have enrolled in colleges throughout the nation, and 92% have enrolled directly into four-year universities. Since the inception of their College Success Program in 2007, 92% of BLCI’s students persist in college and are on their way to graduation.
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