Empowering Youth Through Education

Marcelino Plascencia

College Access Program Advisor

Marcelino Plascencia joined the Fulfillment Fund in April 2014. As College Access Program Advisor, Marcelino provides specialized college preparation curricula to high school students in grades 9 to 12 and provides one-on-one support to students outside of the classroom.

Marcelino is a first-generation college graduate from a low-income community. He dedicated his undergraduate career to make higher education more accessible to students of all backgrounds, particularly those from underserved communities.

As an undergraduate Marcelino was a Program Coordinator at the Chicano/Latino Resource Center, a mentor at Corre La Voz, and a research assistant at the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as. His experience in college access inspired Marcelino to organize with fellow students to establish Hermanos Unidos de Santa Cruz.

Prior to joining the Fulfillment Fund, Marcelino was the Assistant Director of Programs at Foundation for a College Education where he supported students as they applied to college and worked with college students to ensure that they receive their degrees within four to five years.

His passion to provide financial tools and resources to more students gave Marcelino the idea to develop Bridgin', a free iPhone and iPad college finance app. Bridgin' helps students and parents get a good idea of the cost going into and coming out of college. His goal is to make financial literacy easily accessible for students and parents.

Marcelino is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Film and Digital Media and Latin American Latino Studies.