Peninsula College Fund announces new executive director

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Peninsula College Fund announced this week that Christina Mireles has joined the Fund as its new Executive Director.

Mireles grew up in San Jose, and has been working in education in the Bay Area for the past 15 years, including stints at Escuela Popular, in East San Jose, and as a VP at EdTec.  She also sits on the board at Oxford Day Academy, in East Palo Alto.

Peninsula College Fund (PCF), based here in Redwood City, was created to help local, low-income, first generation college students – succeed in school, graduate and find good work after graduation.

PCF offers its students scholarships (for all four years a student is in school), one-to-one adult mentoring, summer internships (working with employers to offer positions, and students to find a position right for them), and ongoing workshops (to help students with the demands of college-level academics and to deal with everyday college life).

Since opening its doors in 2005,  PCF has provided help to hundreds of students from the high schools it partners with, in Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Belmont and Menlo Park.  Almost 95 percent of the students who participate in the program, have either graduated already, or are on track to get their degree from a four-year college.

You can help support the work of the Peninsula College Fund, and meet Christina Mireles, along with the newest group of PCF scholars (who will be off to college in the fall) at this year’s Annual Awards Day Celebration – Thursday, June 21st.

You can also find out more about the Fund’s work, and how you can get involved (as a mentor or a young scholar) – plus get details about the Celebration on the 21st— at PCF online: