Empowering Youth Through Education

Frequently-Asked Questions

What are the Fulfillment Fund's outcomes?

In the 2013-14 school year, 95% of graduating Fulfillment Fund seniors planned to attend college (compared to the 50% national average for low-income students).

What services does the Fulfillment Fund provide for students?

We provide classroom instruction, college counseling, experiential learning opportunities, mentoring, scholarships, and post-secondary services to help transform the lives of students, beginning in high school and extending to college graduation.

What are the Fulfillment Fund's partner schools?

Our programs are provided at these partner schools.

How can I enroll my child, myself or someone else in Fulfillment Fund programs?

Currently, students must be enrolled at one of our partner schools or identified by school partners for our Mentor Program. There is a tremendous need for our services and we are unable to accommodate individuals outside of our partner schools. As our support grows, we will continue to expand our scope of services.

How does the Fulfillment Fund identify partner schools?

The Fulfillment Fund invites prospective partner schools to complete a ‘Request for Partnership’ application starting early in the spring semester. The decision to partner with a school is dependent on numerous factors including yearly funding; therefore the Fulfillment Fund cannot guarantee that applicants will become partners. If your school would like to be considered for a potential future partnership, please contact Susan Mangles.

Does the Fulfillment Fund only serve students in Los Angeles?

No. Because we have designed our programs to be both effective and replicable, during the 2012-13 academic year, we began providing programs at two high schools in Clark County, Nevada, an effort that has now been incorporated as Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas, an independent nonprofit organization that is 100% supported by the Las Vegas community.  We are also exploring invitations to expand our services to other communities throughout the country.

How does the Fulfillment Fund work with the Los Angeles Unified School District?

The Fulfillment Fund has established a partnership and works closely with the Los Angeles Unified School District and identified charter high schools to ensure that programs are effectively targeting students and achieving our goals to boost graduation rates. We partner with staff at the district, school and classroom level to maximize our efforts as well as work towards systemic change.

What are the requirements for becoming a Fulfillment Fund mentor?

Prospective mentors must be at least 24 years old, college graduates or professionals, willing to commit to the program for at least two years, and able to devote at least 6-8 hours per month to their mentee. Learn more about our mentor program.

How can I or my organization support the Fulfillment Fund?

There are many opportunities and the need is great! Learn more about:

•    Mentoring with the Fulfillment Fund.
•    Supporting our students
•    Donating online
•    Joining an auxiliary support group
•    Volunteering

How does the Fulfillment Fund raise funds to support students?

The Fulfillment Fund is 100% privately funded, and utilizes a diversified funding strategy that includes major gifts, individual and corporate donations and sponsorships/underwriting, foundation support, and fundraising events such as our annual STARS Gala and benefit concerts. View some of our major supporters.

How does the Fulfillment Fund collaborate with other community-based organizations and non-profits?

The Fulfillment Fund is a founding partner with the Southern California College Access Network (So Cal CAN), where we work with 37 other college access organizations in Southern California.  Additionally, we partner with several individual community-based organizations and non-profits with similar goals and initiatives.  For further information, contact Dr. Sherry Banks.

What specific programs has the Fulfillment Fund developed to collaborate with or share with other partner agencies, schools and school districts?

The Fulfillment Fund partners with the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the National College Access Network (NCAN), the Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (WACAC), Communities in Schools (CIS), Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (www.svwc.com), the Getty Center, the Women’s Leadership Council of Los Angeles, and a number of individual public and private colleges and universities in California around the country.  Additionally, we partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Clark County (Las Vegas) Unified School District.

Will the Fulfillment Fund provide counseling, classroom instruction, mentoring or other services on a fee-for-service basis?

No. The Fulfillment Fund will not be taking on new fee-for-service agreements.

Can my child participate at the Fulfillment Fund’s daylong Destination College event, attend a college trip, or participate in any of the workshops if he or she is not a Fulfillment Fund student?

Unfortunately our program events and services are available only to students who are enrolled at our programs or partner schools. 

Does the Fulfillment Fund provide college counseling and financial aid advice to the general public?

The Fulfillment Fund's Department of Counseling and Scholarships provides one-on-one college counseling and financial aid advice only to students enrolled in Fulfillment Fund programs.  We deliver Cash for College Workshops which assist students and their parents to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Can I apply for an internship with the Fulfillment Fund?

Fulfillment Fund students who are scholarship or stipend recipients, with a sophomore or higher standing in college, with a minimum GPA of a 2.5, can apply for the Fulfillment Fund Internship.  The cohort is selected each spring semester to prepare for a summer internship placement. Companies that are interested in providing summer internships for our college students should contact the department of Counseling and Scholarships.  An intern request form will need to be completed in order to request a Fulfillment Fund summer intern.