Twenty Central Coast Student Residents to Celebrate College Signing Day at River Townhomes in Guadalupe

Guadalupe, Calif., April 21, 2017– At 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 27, 20 dedicated student residents living at various PSHH affordable communities will come together to celebrate committing to 4 year private and public colleges/universities and community colleges. In addition, 8 of those students will receive $2,000 scholarships at the event, funded through donations, grants and support from PSHH’s property management agent, The Duncan Group.

This will be the second College Signing Day hosted by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH), modeled after National College Signing Day, an initiative launched by Michelle Obama. The initiative’s goal is to energize students and get them excited about higher education, and to emphasize as much importance on academic college commitment as there is for athletics.

“Deciding where you’re going to college is exciting,” said John Fowler, PSHH CEO & President “This event showcases our graduating seniors who are taking charge of their future and committing to higher education. We are very proud of them!”

The 20 students are part of PSHH’s College Club, which seeks to turn young student residents into leaders. College Club is an expansion of the organization’s Youth Education and Enhancement Program (YEEP), in which students receive services through an on-site academic program offering tutoring, support for parents, individualized learning plans and more.

“Many parents living in our housing communities didn’t have the same opportunities as their children to attend college or a university,” said Alejandra Mahoney, PSHH YEEP and CB&E Manager. “PSHH is thrilled to provide programs, like the College Club, to help families/youth achieve their goals and dreams.”

 

About PSHH

Founded in 1970, PSHH is an award winning non-profit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families and special needs populations, such as seniors, veterans, the disabled, and the formerly homeless. With nearly 1,200 self-help homes completed and nearly 1,800 rental units developed, PSHH is the largest affordable housing developer on the Central Coast, with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit www.pshhc.org, email communications@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.

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