Rewriting the Narrative: The Aguilar Family

The story of how one JOYA family, the Aguilars, is rewriting the narrative in Fullerton’s Garnet community.

Carmen and Francisco Aguilar attend El Dorado High School and are enrolled in JOYA’s College Readiness Program.

Older siblings Paula and Rene Aguilar attend Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona, and mentor two JOYA middle school students.

Maria Guadalupe Aguilar is a graduate of JOYA’s Parent Academy.

Together, the Aguilars have played a key role in elevating the college readiness culture of Fullerton’s low-income Gem District, and carry forward our mission to transform the lives of our students and families.

Tenth Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser

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Woman’s Club of Fullerton Bunco Boogie Brunch

The Woman’s Club of Fullerton has named JOYA Scholars its Charity of the Year for the second consecutive year! Support the WCOF and JOYA Scholars on Saturday, May 11th at 10:30am at Christian Life Center in downtown Fullerton.

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The Fullerton Rotary Presents: The First Annual Fullerton’s Got Talent Show!

Fullerton’s Got Talent will feature a night of local talent, including an act from JOYA Scholars’ very own mentor Kyreeana Breelin! Support the Fullerton Rotary and JOYA Scholars on Saturday, May 11th at 7:00pm at the Fox Theater in downtown Fullerton.

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Cristian explains how JOYA Scholars has played an instrumental role in helping him realize his dream of going to college.

Why JOYA Matters: A Parent’s Story

A mother of three speaks on how JOYA has made a positive impact on their lives through the nonprofit organization’s college readiness programs and services.