L.I.F.T. Scholars Bridge Brings Together The L.I.F.T. Family

Every opportunity to come together and share with the L.I.F.T. family is a chance to grow, learn, celebrate each accomplishment and give back to the community. Winter 2018 L.I.F.T. Scholars volunteered at the Special Needs Santa Gift Exchange in Los Angeles. We served food, played games with families, and handed out gifts to children. Then it was time to come together over a meal and catch up with each other. 

Emily Valdez has been accepted into the 4-year Urban Teacher Program at John Hopkins University and will be working in Washington D.C. Majde Al Salibi was promoted to Student Advisor at U.C. Irvine. Ingrid Perez loves working as a para-legal doing immigration law and Tatiana Perez is happy and challenged as a legal assistant in northern California. David Molina is growing and learning in his job at Anne Lewis Strategies in Washington D.C. Our nine freshman L.I.F.T. Scholars are all acclimating to college life and adjusting to the academic rigor required to succeed. Finding their passion was a topic shared among all the Scholars. We cheered Umara Khalid’s citizenship, after the long twenty-year journey to make her dream a reality, as she also is completing medical school, interning in Family Medicine in Chicago. We said our temporary good-byes to 2018 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate Leslie Santos as she heads off to Thailand January 2019 for a two-year journey in the Peace Corps. It is always a joy to be amongst the L.I.F.T. Scholar family. Everyone knows that once you are a L.I.F.T. Scholar you always have a home and we will always celebrate YOU!