Striving for Equity in College Access and Completion

Joanne Reyes knows firsthand how important a college education is in building opportunity and wealth in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. […more…]

Fulfillment Fund

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(323) 900-8721
Chief Executive Officer: Joanne Reyes


Fulfillment Fund works to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Together, we build pathways to college, navigate educational barriers, create support networks, and empower future leaders.

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Education is such a critical building block for young people, especially from communities with less access to resources, on their journeys in life. Fulfillment Fund has been creating opportunities with and for students in L.A. for decades. Their support, expertise, and caring have never been more vital than now when so much has happened to disrupt students’ pathways to their goals and dreams.
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

Making College a Reality

Fulfillment Fund has launched an end-of-year giving campaign that aims to raise $750,000 for its vital programs. The nonprofit works with high school students as early as ninth grade to build awareness about college possibilities and to teach skills that help them get into college and finance their education. The organization’s College Counselors provide targeted support, helping 11th- and 12th-grade students identify and gain admission to their best-fit schools, while securing vital financial aid and scholarships. Once enrolled in college, a College Success Advisor works with them one-on-one to ensure they continue making progress toward earning their degree while balancing jobs and responsibilities. They also have access to career readiness workshops and peer mentors, who help them navigate their campus and build community.

“First-generation students not only need practical know-how to help them succeed in college. They also need to feel connected — to peers, to professors, and their journey,” Fulfillment Fund CEO Joanne Reyes says. “They need a sense of belonging in order to thrive.”

Key Supporters

The Ahmanson Foundation
Pamela Buffett
California Community Foundation
The Capital Group Companies
Charitable Foundation
Conrad L. Hilton Foundation
Eric and Melina Esrailian
Cherna and Gary Gitnick, MD
Mark Gordon
Jana and Randall Greer
Johnny Carson Foundation
Charlie and JoAnn Kaplan
Josh Klinefelter
Los Angeles Rams
Chip and Kathleen Rosenbloom
Bobby Shriver
Wendy and Harlan Spinner
Mary Ann Todd
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
W.M. Keck Foundation