Empowering Youth Through Education

More Than 600 Gather at Pomona College for Destination College

Destination College – the Fulfillment Fund’s signature, day-long college preparation event - provides high school students who may be the first in their family to apply to college with a multi-faceted view of what to expect at college, and how to prepare to get there.

This year’s event, held at Pomona College on Oct. 29, hosted hundreds of high school students and 50 community college transfer students who took part in workshops, student discussion panels, and a lunchtime college fair with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities from across the country.



Hear what students and alumni had to say:

“Destination College opened my eyes up to what college really was. Before that, my whole perception of college was what I saw in movies.”
– Victor Banuelos, Fulfillment Fund alumnus and UC Santa Cruz Class of 2009. He has volunteered at Destination College every year since college graduation, this year as a bus chaperone and panel discussion facilitator.


“I loved hearing from the student panels — listening to college students motivated me to want to go to college. The essay-writing workshops gave me useful tips to use on my applications. Also, the many college representatives present at Destination College showed me that there are many different schools available to me.”
– Tania Gongora, Fulfillment Fund alumnus and UCLA class of 2011. Tania attended this year as an alumni volunteer. 

“The workshops, especially the one on financial aid, made me realize that there is a lot of help out there.”
– Ryan Sandoval, Gertz-Ressler High School class of 2012