El Monte Promise News

July 3, 2018

Prosperity Now – College Savings for College Success: Helping Low-Income Families Access Higher Education Through 529 Accounts

According to surprising results announced in an El Monte, California needs assessment in 2009, local families’ dialogues regarding higher education decidedly dwindled over the course of a child’s life. In contrast, more affluent areas saw an increase in high-school-to-college transitional rhetoric. Of course, that’s not to imply that local parents weren’t encouraging college attainment for Read more…

April 18, 2018

ScholarShare529 Matching Grant Program

In collaboration with ScholarShare529, the El Monte Promise Foundation and ScholarShare are teaming up to offer local families the opportunity to save for college! The state of California is offering up to a $200 match for families who qualify for the ScholarShare Matching Grant Program. For full details regarding the Matching Grant Program please visit Read more…

May 9, 2017

Rio Promise – Rio Hondo College

May 4, 2017 – Rio Hondo College announces the Rio Promise! Press Release via Rio Hondo College at riohondo.edu Rio Hondo College (RHC) has committed to offering 1 year free tuition to graduates from the El Monte Union High School District as well as the other high school districts RHC serves!   In order to Read more…

"We believe that together we can make our children's dreams come true... We want to ensure that our students believe that college is an opportunity and is very accessible."

El Monte Promise Foundation

is a non-profit organization that helps prepare students for college at an early age by bringing together parents, students, and community leaders from school districts, colleges, local governments, businesses, nonprofits, and private foundations.



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Our Partners

California Community Foundaiton


City of El Monte


Mountain View School District


El Monte City School District


El Monte Union High School District


El Monte / South El Monte Chamber of Commerce


Rio Hondo College


El Monte Coalition of Latino Professionals

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