Community Business College has been offering classes to
unemployed residents of California's Central Valley for the past 18 years.
The funding for the adult high school diploma completion classes is running out and the school is turning to the
crowdfunding innovation to help out.
The goal of the
project is to raise funds and offer perks to build support to continue this
successful program in 2015. The local newspaper and a bank have offered
their services if the project is successful. This training program is
provided to the recipients at no cost except a request to “pay it forward”
by contributing once they get a job and to serve as a mentor to children.
This particular project is a community service program the college designed
to replace the state-funding that has disappeared due to the economic
downturn and budget cuts.
What is crowdfunding?
crowd-funding projects, the “High
School Completion” project relies on the
combined efforts of individuals who contribute to the project through the
project’s website. A little contribution by a lot of people can make a big
difference. For their support, the contributor receives a thank you perk.
Contributors receive a
customized perk for their level of participation. This project offers “Thank
U!” graduate teddy bears, college T-shirts, rubber ducks and other rewards
to become a contributor
How you can help
The most direct way for people to help out, is to
contribute to the project and get your perk.
Since money is tight these days, the other way to help
out the project is to help us spread the word. Click on the
crowd funding project link and "like" us on
Facebook. Help us spread the word by e-mailing
the link to others.