MVLA Scholar Looking for Low-Cost Room to Rent

One of our MVLA Scholars needs a low-cost room to rent from now until September 2017.   Michael Viray is an incredible young man in need of a place to live ASAP. Below is a short self description and recommendation from his mentor, a Los Altos High School assistant principal.   “Hi! My name is Michael […]

MVLA Scholars’ PEAK with the MVLA High School District

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s a tough question for some high school students. It’s especially difficult for students who would be the first in their families to go to college. They have ambition and talent. But, they don’t always have exposure to professional careers and workplaces from family and […]

MVLA Scholar Behind the Gold Statue (The Oscars)

Last year, William Martinez attended the Oscars.  Actually, he was working at the Oscars, and you can trace a chain of events from this plum job back to MVLA Community Scholars, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, that offers recurring college scholarships and mentors to local low-income youth. Martinez, an intern of NBC […]

MVLA Scholar in the Town Crier

Octavio Romero arrived in the United States from Mexico at the age of 12, the fifth son of parents who had never attended high school. Although he knew little English when he started Egan Junior High School, Octavio demonstrated quite early that he had what it takes to be a successful student. He had always […]

Off to college with MVLA Community Scholars

In the fall, thousands of excited students walk onto college campuses for the first time, eager, happy, and filled with anticipation. However, some, especially first-generation-to-college students, often feel anxious. While other students are walking purposefully around, filing out paperwork and looking as if they know exactly what they need to do and what to expect, […]

Twenty-Four New Scholars

Twenty four hope-filled faces are on their way to college thanks to scholarships from MVLA Community Scholars. Let us introduce to you:   Yuriria Acevedo-Perez, Ion Blanari, Jesus Caballero, Gloria Carbajal, Rosa Carrera, Jennifer Corona, Selina Ellis, Jessica Fernandez, Barbara Garcia, Estefani Gomez Pacheco, Dafne Hernandez, Arely Leon, Kathleen Maeda, Marco Martinez, Carlos Pacheco-Miranda, Roann […]

Whole Foods Nickles for MVLA Scholars

Whole Foods Los Altos has selected MVLA Community Scholars, a program of LACF, for its “Nickels for Nonprofits” program.   From April 14 until July 6, for every bag you bring in and reuse, you will have the option to receive a 5¢ credit, per bag, or donate the 5¢ to benefit MVLA Community Scholars. Please […]

MVLA Community common scholarship application is live!

The Mountain View – Los Altos Community Roundtable Common Scholarship Application is now live and ready for applicants! Thanks to all of the school counselors who responded and will be the contact for any students applying for scholarships being offered through the MV/LA Community Roundtable common scholarship application. Organizations offering scholarships through this online application […]

Community Roundtable Scholarship Application now available online

MVLA Community Roundtable Application moves into the digital age

MVLA Celebrates with Books

The MVLA Community Scholars held its 2011 Scholars Winter Celebration of Books on Dec 28, 2011. Both the scholars and their mentors began the evening with a delicious dinner at PastaQ in Mountain View. Following the dinner, everyone strolled over to Books, Inc for some post-Xmas book shopping, socializing and desserts. The scholars and mentors […]