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For more than 20 years, the Adopt-a-Student Program has been making it possible for the children of Boyle Heights to attend a quality Jesuit Institution. It is because of the investment our donors make in our mission that we are able to share the following success:

  • More than half of our students matriculate to Catholic High Schools; of those who attend Catholic High Schools, 98% continue on to college.
  • We have 80 alumni who are currently attending LMU, USC, Santa Clara, Cal Poly Pomona, and UC Irvine – just to name a few.
  • More than 85% of our students primarily speak Spanish at home and struggle with academic English vocabulary. Innovative use of technology, customized learning plans and the addition of a transitional kindergarten have led to students’ improvement

At least 75% of our families earn incomes below the U.S. poverty level. In spite of this challenge, our parents value education and the average family contributes about $800 annually to their child’s tuition.

 

How you can help a Dolores Mission Student

 

$5,400 Adopt-a-Student Scholarship:  A gift of $5,400 provides 100% of the gap in funding needed for Dolores Mission School to educate a student following the student family’s contribution and the support provided from the Catholic Education Foundation and Archdiocese.

$3,600 Adopt-a-Student Scholarship: A gift of $3,600 provides just over 65% of the gap in funding needed for Dolores Mission School to educate a student following the student family’s contribution and support from the Catholic Education Foundation and Archdiocese.

$1,200 Adopt-a-Student Scholarship: A gift of $1,200 provides just over 20% of the gap in funding needed for Dolores Mission School to educate a student following the family’s contribution and support provided from the Catholic Education Foundation and Archdiocese.   

 
Be a student’s partner!  In return for your kindness, you will receive cards, letters and artwork from a student throughout the school year!
 

Work sample by Sandra, 2nd grade

 

 

This is what our students have to say about the Adopt-a-Student Program:

I would like to tell my sponsor

“That they are the best person ever. Thank you so much for your help. Where would I be without you?”
Daisy, 8th grade

“Thank you for giving me an opportunity to have a Catholic education. Without you I wouldn’t have been able to have a chance to grow in my Catholic faith.”
-Frances, 8th grade 

“How grateful I am for them and what a big part of my life they are. I wouldn’t be here making these memories without them.” 
-Bianca, 8th grade

 

Support Dolores Mission School

Donations can be submitted in two convenient ways: by using our online form » (through Authorize.net) or by check.

This is a free service. We will provide you with the necessary tax documents upon request.

Send a Check

You can also mail a check to:

Dolores Mission School
170 S. Gless Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

On your check, please indicate what your gift should be used for.

Dolores Mission School is a 501(c)(3) so your gift is tax deductible in the manner and to the extent provided by law.

Contact Us

Dolores Mission School

170 South Gless Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-881-0001
Fax: 323-881-0003

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."- Matthew 6:21

Adopt-a-Student