Upstate nonprofit Hispanic Alliance of SC received a $25,000 grant from Power:Ed, a philanthropy of SC Student Loan.
The nonprofit plans to use the funds to provide small scholarships to graduates of its leadership program, Student DREAMers Alliance, who are pursuing higher education.
“This partnership between Power:Ed and Hispanic Alliance will allow us to support exceptional students at a critical time of need to help them achieve their dream of higher education and pursue their self-defined success,” said Adela Mendoza, executive director of Hispanic Alliance of SC. “Together, we are removing financial barriers and opening doors of opportunity for a new generation of leaders who will bring transformational change to South Carolina and, in turn, build prosperity for our state.”
The program, which is open to 11th- and 12th-grade students in Greenville who identify as Hispanic or Latino, works to bring participants together in seminar sessions, knowledge building and mentorship opportunities.
Power:Ed also awarded a $25,000 grant to Teachers’ Supply Closet, an organization that works to provide classroom supplies for Title I schools in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties, and a $50,000 grant to Midlands Technical College Foundation, which will be used to fund scholarships for its QuickJobs program.
For more information, visit power-ed.org.