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Help send kids to college with your cash

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on April 29, 2013 at 6:52 am with No Comments »
April 22, 2013 10:06 am

The College Success Foundation will host a fundraising luncheon at noon Tuesday May 14 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Samuel H. Smith, president emeritus of Washington State University is the special guest, and KING-5 news anchor and Tacoma native Joyce Taylor is the emcee for “Empowering Youth Tacoma.”

Advance reservations are $100, and organizers ask that you RSVP and register by May 6 online at collegesuccessfoundation.org.

Money raised at the luncheon will help low-income, underrepresented students to overcome barriers and earn a college degree. The Issaquah-based College Success Foundation provides individual mentors, academic advising and financial support to students.

The program starts with students in seventh grade and follows them through college graduation. In 2011-12, the foundation served 1,600 Tacoma students. That includes two advisers for 200 students at Foss, Lincoln, Wilson and Mt. Tahoma high schools and First Creek Middle School, along with four college and career coaches for 1,000 students at Baker, Jason Lee and Gray middle schools.

The foundation provided additional outreach services to more than 3,400 Tacoma students with support including classroom presentations on college awareness.

For more information, call 425-416-2000.

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