How it Works
Typically, each September, we choose our newest Circle de Luz class from a current seventh grade class at a partner school. From seventh grade until high school graduation, we meet with the girls 2-3 times a month to provide dynamic, holistic programming focused on helping them acquire the skills they need to reach their potential. We also support the girls in other ways that will help them reach their goals. When each girl graduates from high school, she receives a minimum of a $5,000 scholarship to pursue the educational opportunity of her choice. We currently have three Circle de Luz classes, the Class of 2014, the Class of 2015, and the Class of 2016. We will select our newest class, the Class of 2019, this Fall.
How Can You Support Circle de Luz?
Become a Mija: Typically every year, we select a new Circle de Luz class but before those girls can begin their Circle de Luz journey, there must be Mijas in place to support the scholarship the Hijas receive after their high school graduation. Donors, called Mijas (girlfriends), are women who make a commitment to invest a minimum of $100 a year for six years to the scholarship fund that will support a class’s Hijas. Mijas can come from anywhere in the country (our Mijas currently hail from 25 states) and can limit their support to a financial commitment or volunteer to support the class in additional ways.
Our goal with each new class is to have at least 50 Mijas fund 5 scholarships, and we’d love for you to join with us to support our newest class. In the Fall of 2013, we are adding a new class and would love for you to join us as a mija. If you are interested in becoming a Mija, you can join us by supporting an existing class of your choice or letting us know that you’d like to support us when we establish our next new class.
How do you become a mija? You can submit your Letter of Commitment to the Class of 2019 today. You do not need to make your donation at this time. We will follow-up with you once we’ve received your letter of commitment. All scholarship donations will be placed in an interest bearing account designated for your specific class of Hijas to provide an even more robust scholarship at graduation. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
Become a member of our Circle de Posibilidad: In addition to the scholarships the Hijas receive after their high school graduation, we support them through meaningful programs for each class two to three times a month. These programs are supported by grants, fundraising, and donations to our Circle de Posibilidad fund. Donors in our Circle de Posibilidad can hail from anywhere in the country, be male or female, or even represent a group or business. Donations made through the Circle de Posibilidad do not require a six year commitment and can include in-kind support. If you are interested in contributing through our Circle de Posibilidad, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you’ll consider making an investment in the Hijas of Circle de Luz. With your support, we can radically empower young Latinas to realize the futures of their imaginings.