Peninsula College Fund hosts community engagement breakfast on Oct. 28

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on October 22, 2014

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The Peninsula College Fund is holding a community engagement breakfast at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, on Tuesday, October 28, from 7:30 to 9:00 am.

Peninsula College Fund, founded by Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting low-income, first generation college students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate and helping them achieve their educational and career goals. To date, 116 students have received assistance and 92% of them have graduated or are working towards their degree.

The breakfast is an opportunity to learn more about PCF with first-hand accounts from Jessica Esquivel, a senior at Santa Clara University and Luis Pimentel, a 2012 graduate of UC Santa Cruz. In addition, the key-note speaker is Laura Martinez (pictured), the Mayor of the City of East Palo Alto. She will speak on the topic, “How Can We Level the Academic Playing Field?”

The breakfast is free, and open to anyone interested in the work PCF is doing to help change the course of lives for students in our community. Advance reservations are required. RSVP to Karen Canty, kvscanty@comcast.net.

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