Delta Springing Forward seeks to raise money for scholarships, books, and transportation assistance for Delta students, 60 percent of whom reported in a recent survey that they were struggling to meet their basic everyday needs. With the COVID-19 pandemic making it more challenging than ever for students to succeed in their studies, the San Joaquin Delta College Foundation is reaching out to the community for help both now and in the years to come. The virtual event will feature stories from students past and present whose passion for life and work was sparked at Delta. Community members and organizations will learn how their own generous donations can benefit even more students, both during the pandemic and beyond.
A survey of more than 1,000 students:
- 60% of Delta students reported having trouble meeting one or more basic needs.
- 42% were grappling with food insecurity
- 31% had experienced housing insecurity due to the pandemic
- 18% percent were homeless
Please join us on Thursday, April 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The event itself is free but community members and organizations are encouraged to consider donating by visiting www.deltacollege.edu/donatenow