The mission of The Steve Francis Foundation is to create educational and recreational opportunities for at-risk youth.

TFA Taking Action Across The Nation To Transform Lives
Friday, 24 January 2014 17:46

Continuing our series highlighting SFF Foundation partners, this January we spotlight Teach For America, who joined as a scholarship partner last year. The program has been a pacesetter in education reform for more than 20 years in Houston. Schools in Houston’s lowest income areas have had the honor of nearly 2,000 Teach For America corps members teaching since 1991. The Foundation and Teach For America both believe strongly that educational opportunities should not be determined by a student’s family income or their neighborhood.

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Pro-Vision: A Community of Hope for Houston Youth
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:02

March 5, 2014 – In the final segment of our partner feature series, we feature Pro-Vision Academy, a catalyst for effecting and empowering change in the Houston community. We welcomed the organization in 2013 and their students will be eligible to apply for The Steve Francis Foundation Scholarship in 2014. Located in the Southeast Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood, Pro-Vision has impacted the lives of over 4,000 youth.

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Financial Aid Advice from our Scholars
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:21

The Steve Francis Foundation hosted a Financial Aid Workshop for Houston area high school seniors and juniors on January 22nd at the University of St. Thomas. The workshop focused on informing students how they could obtain Financial Aid and we asked our Scholarship Recipients to provide a few tips based on their experiences. 

Joshua Collins

2011 Recipient, Graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Criminal Justice Major

“Prioritize your loans/funds for necessities pertaining to school only and do not acquire more than you actually need because interest will increase and be sure to give excess funds back if you're able to. Don't wait until you graduate!”

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After his first semester at The George Washington University, Gavin Sanchez gained admittance into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. This prestigious program recognizes and honors the outstanding scholars in colleges and universities across the country. Gavin’s leadership and dedication to his education stood out immediately during our application process last year. He was awarded the Steve Francis Foundation Scholarship in 2013 in recognition of his work ethic and high standards of accountability.

 

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