College Bound Vallejo

 Updated: April 24, 2015

 College Bound Vallejo 

Project Allocation: $ 320,000
Votes: 1,101   Voting finish among 12 projects approved:  #6
Project Description:
Provide college scholarships to Vallejo youth and support and enrichment to students entering college

Implementing Entities:
PB Staff, City Manager’s Office, City of Vallejo
Vallejo City Unified School District
Willie B. Adkins Project, a project of VCUSD

College Bound Vallejo provides students attending a college within 75 miles of Vallejo with financial support to pursue higher education and reach their academic and career goals.  As part of the criteria to receive scholarship funds, recipients will perform more than 9,000 hours of community service in Vallejo.  The service requirement provides a public benefit and aims to foster a desire to improve Vallejo and a sense of duty to improve one's community.

Project Updates:  A total of 68 college freshmen and sophomores received scholarships, with each required to serve 150 hours of community service in Vallejo. To date, $92,750 (or 30%) of funding has been expended, with most funds anticipated to be fully expended by February 2016.
2/28/15 Scholarship recipients complete their second community service milestone.
8/31/2014 Scholarship recipients complete their first community service milestone.
8/8/2014 City of Vallejo processes the first scholarship disbursement.
7/12/2014 An information session is held for recipients to review community service requirements, process for receiving scholarship funds and receive counseling.
6/25/2014 A reception is held to celebrate recipients and their families.
6/18/2014 The 68 scholarship recipients are notified.
6/2/2014 A panel is convened to review the applications.
5/30/2014 The College Bound Vallejo applications are due.
The agreement is executed between the City and VCUSD.
4/9/2014 The Board of Education approves the agreement for two months of outreach activities and 21 months of college support services, totaling $20,000.  The agreement also describes $2,800 in value and financial in-kind contributions from VCUSD.
The College Bound Vallejo application is released.
11/19/2013   The City Council adopts Resolution No. 13-179 N.C., which includes a set of conditions to be met during project implementation. 

Resolution No. 13-120 N.C.
 Original Project Proposal