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Nonprofit Spotlight: Preparing Today's Youth To Better Tomorrow's Economy


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Since 2009, 2,582 low-income Coachella Valley students have been awarded more than $16 million from OneFuture Coachella Valley and its local nonprofit partners.

OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) believes that education lays the foundation for economic development. By empowering their region's youth, each student will grow and contribute to the success of their community, local businesses, and the economy as a whole.

Who They Are

OFCV provides students living in Coachella Valley, CA with meaningful careers in partnership with their colleges and school districts, work experience with their local business partners, and support for their students as they navigate college and become the future.

In 2005, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) founded Pathways to Success with the goal to increase education in the community, which would then hopefully drive the economy. 12 years later this program had outgrown CVEP and formed its own nonprofit: OneFuture Coachella Valley, to continue this important work.

Today, they are serving 7,758 students, offering 48 career academies and pathways (as well as 17 other postsecondary programs) to set them up for success. Not only do OFCV scholars have 15% less student loan debt than the average graduate, but OFCV has provided 249 undergraduates with an internship in the healthcare field and there have been 1,291 bachelor’s degrees completed since 2009.

Their Mission & How They Fulfill It...

It all starts with an educated youth. OFCV believes an educated workforce creates jobs that support families who, in turn, support the economy.

This cycle of success is what drives OFCV's mission: To assure all students succeed in college, career, and life - expanding and enhancing the local workforce so that our youth and economy thrive.

Through a variety of programs, OFCV provides financial aid, resources, and support services to help students prepare for college, career, and life. 

Their Programs...



Scholar Success Program: Scholarships are awarded to students from the Coachella Valley in partnership with partners from the annual selection. They have awarded $16 million since 2009. As part of this program, they provide student support services including counseling and mentoring, leadership conferences and seminars, financial aid and scholarships, regular check-ins with students, and connections to internships, ensuring their student’s success.




Experiential Learning: OFCV offers Classroom Speaker, Career Exploration site tours, Job Shadowing, and Internships to help high school and college students explore careers and connect them with the employers who may hire them after graduation.






Essential Skills for Success: With both school-based and work-based learning experiences, OFCV teaches its students the 6 Essential Skills for Success: Communication, Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Creativity, Initiative  & Innovation, Collaboration & Teamwork Emotional Intelligence Skills, Workplace Context, & Culture. 






Career Academies and Pathways Coachella Valley’s three k-12 districts serve more than 8,000 students by offering more than 48 career academies and pathways. Career academies and pathways include: Agriculture,  Arts, Entertainment, Business Finance, Education, and more. 




What's Next? How You Can Get Involved...

Financial Gift For OneFutures Work- Gifts of all levels are appreciated to support their students. Provide a gift, direct your gift to a program, or dedicate it to someone special.      

OneFuture Scholarship Fund- A fund of OneFuture Coachella Valley to invest in student scholarships.

BBS Brokers & Their Friends Scholarship- BBS Broker’s Realty established a scholarship fund for their network to support Coachella Valley students.

Jordan Schnitzer Scholarship For Fashion Design And Merchandising- Philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer in partnership with OneFuture established a fund for Coachella Valley students pursuing careers in the fashion industry through education at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.

Change A Life – One Student At A Time- Sponsor a student with a contribution of $2,500 which will help one student in the OneFuture Scholar Success Program for the next academic year.


To learn how we work with this organization >>> Read the Case Study


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