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The United States White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics formally recognizes El Monte Promise Foundation as a Bright Spot for the foundation’s commitment to improving educational outcomes for students in the region.

Working hand in hand with parents and schools, El Monte Promise Foundation officially launches the Scholars Savings Program (SSP). SSP offers families and parents the opportunity to open a college savings account for their children, a resource that provides an accessible means to families who otherwise would not have a way of saving for their children’s college education.

El Monte Promise Foundation completes 2-part series of Parent Financial Literacy workshops and holds the first Parent Advisory Committee retreat.

El Monte Promise Foundation receives a grant from Citibank to promote financial education. The Foundation is also awarded a second AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow