Grant Making: Supporting The Campus Community
The Las Positas College Foundation supports the mission of the College and advances its vision for the future through active resource development. In addition to a main focus of the funding of student scholarships, The Foundation supports vital educational programs and outreach to the community through college-sponsored programs.
Since the LPC Foundation was founded in 2003 it has worked to underwrite activities that impact present and future students, faculty and staff. Our 2020 newsletter:
By mid-March, Las Positas College had to close its doors and students started “virtual” (online) classes. However, thanks to the support of individuals, businesses and community organizations, LPC Foundation was able to continue to provide much-needed support for students and campus programs.
Before the campus closed, the Foundation sponsored these events:
- Dr. Ana Minon, Stanford University: “Undocumented Lives – The Untold Story of Mexican Migration”
- Dr. Claude Steele, Stanford University: “The Science of a Diverse Community”
- “Honoring Women Veterans” in conjunction with the LPC Veterans First Center and Student Veterans Organization
And the Foundation continues to co-sponsor the monthly virtual President’s Speakers Series, with a focus on educational equity and social justice in education.
Immediately after the campus closure, many students reported difficulties in accessing online classes from home. The Foundation quickly raised funds to provide students with Internet “hot spots” and 12 months of service. Then we reached out to the LPC departments, to see what was needed to support distance education. Our current and ongoing “Keep LPC Students Learning” campaign is available at:
The Foundation continues development on the LPC Alumni Association “Hawks4Life.” A webinar was presented in February 2021, focused on social equity in the workplace.