At Many Mansions we emphasize access to higher learning and vocational training as a pathway out of poverty. With programming that spans from kindergarten to higher education, we have the benefit of supporting a young person’s growth and development over many years.
We aim to start early. Young teens, who just last year were Many Mansions Campers themselves, volunteer as Junior Counselors. They gain valuable job skills as young educators and participate in an official interview process and in post summer debriefs and resume writing workshops where they articulate and document their experience. They go on field trips to visit college campuses and participate in various teen events throughout the year meant to build community and provide exposure to continuing education options.
In junior and senior years staff reaches out to teens and their families to discuss college and career options and offer support in applications and in financial aid. Staff also serve as the bridge between parents and college counselors at the local high schools, to reduce barriers and ensure access.
All residents – teens and otherwise – are eligible for Many Mansions’ financial aid support – Vicky’s Scholarship Fund. Many of them go on to build successful careers—sometimes at Many Mansions itself.
The Story of Vicky’s Scholarship Fund
Vicky’s Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Victoria Garcia, mother of longtime Many Mansions Board Member, Marty Garcia. The goal of the fund is to provide financial assistance for continuing education to help residents fulfill their dreams of career, family, and community.
Support access to higher learning and vocational training as a pathway out of poverty! Donations can be made by mail, in person, or electronically through our Donate Now page.
“It’s been an honor and privilege, over the years, to become acquainted with some extraordinary individuals and to discover the talents they possess” — Marty Garcia
Through support of our community members this scholarship helps support the “ripples of hope” for the residents to fulfill their dreams. With your contribution to Many Mansions you help insure that the “ripples of hope” continue to resonate throughout our community. Donate today and help make a resident of Many Mansion’s dreams come true.
Donations can be made by mail, in person, or electronically through our Donate Now page.
The application deadline for 2023 has passed. We encourage you to return in December for 2024 applications.