Empowering Youth Through Education

Gus Najera

Gus joined the Fulfillment Fund in October 2015. Gus is responsible in ensuring all Fulfillment Fund students receive as much financial aid as they are eligible for. He presents and educates our students on financial aid and hosts various workshops to make sure all students fill out their financial aid applications. He also oversees the Post-Secondary team’s summer intern program aimed at preventing summer melt, a nationwide phenomenon that shows students fail to matriculate in college the fall after their high school graduation.

Prior to joining the Fulfillment Fund, Gus was the Program Service Specialist for a non-profit outreach program called Cal-SOAP. There he helped students from under-resourced communities pursue a higher education. He made sure students were meeting their A-G Requirements, helped them with their college applications, and ensured students were receiving as much financial aid as possible. Growing up in a low-income community helps him relate and feel connected to the students he serves. He is a first-generation college graduate. He attended Cal State LA where he helped establish Hermanos Unidos in order to create a support system to help Latino males graduate.

 

Gus received his B.A. in Spanish from California State University, Los Angeles. He is currently continuing his studies at CSULA where he is pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration.