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Guardian Scholars Students (at-home) Summer Internships

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | UC Riverside

The 200-hour summer internship program is funded via a three-year $250K California Wellness Foundation grant awarded to UCR's Guardian Scholars in 2017…

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UCR 2020 Grad Aims for the Highest Education Office
Monique Guerra Aims for the Highest Education Office

By Univ. of California, Riverside | UCR

After a foster care childhood, this recent UCR graduate's ultimate career goal is the United States Secretary of Education ...

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UCR's Class of 2020 Discusses Pandemic, Recession, & Times of Social Unrest
UCR's Class of 2020 Discusses Pandemic, Recession, & Times of Social Unrest

By Univ. of California, Riverside | UCR

Graduating Highlanders talk about walking into an unimaginable post-grad era and offer messages of hope for other graduates …

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UCR Provides Holiday Warmth for Former Foster Youth
UCR Provides Holiday Warmth for Former Foster Youth

By Jeff Horseman | The Press-Enterprise

UCR's Guardian Scholars' dinner and gift exchange celebrated not just the holidays, but the kinship felt by students who often don’t have loved ones to go home to …

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Foster Youth Students' Summer Impact
Bela Mendoza's Summer Impact

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | UCR News

This former foster youth's three-month summer internship with Riverside’s Operation SafeHouse offers an inside look at how to make a bigger, more positive impact ...

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Mammouth Coffee Donates 20% of Proceeds to UCR Foster Youth
Mammoth Coffee Donates 20% of Proceeds to UCR Foster Youth

By Madeline Adamo | Inside UCR

A three-year-old business owned by alumnus Steve Shatkin ‘89 and his wife, Tracie has been supporting Guardian Scholars since 2016 …

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Defying the Odds: From Foster Care to Cap and Gown
Defying the Odds: From Foster Care to Cap and Gown

By Nicole Freeling | UC Newsroom

As 10K+ University of California 2019 graduates cross the stage this weekend, 350+ of them are also former foster care youths  …

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Brandi Taylor Pursues MBA After Achieving Undergraduate Degree
Brandi Taylor Pursues MBA After Achieving Undergraduate Degree

By Zach Tawarti | Spectrum News 1

For Brandi, UCR is home because home doesn’t have to be a place you seek — sometimes it’s the place that seeks you …

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Liliana Flores Proved Them Wrong
Liliana Flores Proved Them Wrong

By Annie Gilbertson | LAist

Smuggled across three borders. Abused by her parents. Sent to foster care. Locked up in juvenile hall. And now a UCR graduate ... 

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Guardianes Escolares: Forja un Camino al Exito
Guardianes Escolares: Forja un Camino al Exito

By Alejandro Cano | La Opinion

Con solo 13 años de edad, Mayra Mendoza decidió escapar de una vida de tormentos y fue así como junto a su hermana dejó su natal Acuña, en Coahuila …

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Anonymous Donor Promises to Match $20K
Anonymous Donor Promises to Match $20K

By Ross French | Inside UCR

A guarantee to match funds raised at Dance Marathon, an evening of dancing, and raising funds for UCR’s Guardian Scholars program  …

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UCR Foster Youth Accepted to Nine Medical Schools
Festus Ohan Accepted to Nine Medical Schools

By Bettye Miller | UCR Today

This former foster youth has been accepted to UC Riverside School of Medicine, UCLA, UC Davis, UC San Francisco, Cornell, Columbia, USC, Northwestern, University of Pittsburgh …

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Guardian Scholars Celebrates Five Strong Years of Service
Guardian Scholars Celebrates Five Strong Years of Service

By Konrad Nagy | Inside UCR

Established in 2008, the program aids with financial aid, year-round housing, mentoring, counseling, priority registration, employment assistance  …

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