Good news is here! Our Bright Prospect students are in the midst of college decision season, and the plethora of their acceptances is not making college decisions any easier.

High school seniors like Emily Govea, who has been accepted to Scripps College, IMG_0576Lewis & Clark, Wellesley and more, have been working their hardest since their freshman year of high school just so that they could reach this moment—to finally be able say they made it.

Bright Prospect has been essential to the successes of students like Emily and her fellow seniors. With the constant mentoring, guidance, and advising offered by Bright Prospect, not only are these students being accepted into various colleges and universities, but many are also going to be attending some of the most elite educational institutions in the nation.

Thanks to your support, these students will be reaching their college dreams. For many of them it will even be their first time living outside of California. All of the students will have to make their choice by the May 1 college deadline and it will for sure be a very emotional and joyous day.

With your help, everything that these students thought was impossible became possible through years of encouragement and support. We invite you to attend College Decision Day, where you will hear the Bright Prospect graduates express what going to college will mean to them, on any of these dates at the high schools listed:

April 24 at 2:30 p.m.         Montclair HS
April 27 at 12:00 p.m.       Pomona HS
April 28 at 11:30 a.m.       Ontario HS
May 1 at 9:30 a.m.            Ganesha HS
May 1 at 1:00 p.m.            Garey HS

Please let us know if you plan on attending so we can reserve a seat for you.  Kindly RSVP to development@brightprospect.org. We hope you’ll join us!

Thank you again for your support. You have made so many students’ college dreams a reality.

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Sister 2

Jessica Lopez: Future Engineer

Bright Prospect has supported my sister Tessy and I emotionally as well as financially allowing us to overcome all sorts of adversity.  Our family has had to deal with impending deportation, financial instability, and more recently medical issues. Unfortunately, our mother’s health is declining significantly; she is resisting paralysis, while our father’s chronic back injury has forced him to stop working. With little to no money at home, our parents and all of their resilience continues to inspire us. Everyday we strive to make them proud.

Thanks to Bright Prospect, our dreams are coming true and we are achieving things we never thought were possible. Last summer, Tessy was fortunate enough to have an internship in Cordoba Spain where she performed social work to support immigrants from neighboring countries. This summer Tessy helped students find their voice and talents in a program held at the Maloof foundation in Rancho Cucamonga, sponsored by Bright Prospect. As for myself, I am finalizing my research on mechanical properties of spider silks, and plan on publishing. At work, I recently began to file a patent for a medical device that will help speed up bone regeneration though light therapy.  With graduation on the horizon, my internship at Ormco Corporation is coming to a close. I am currently applying to graduate schools and full-time jobs. I hope to continue studying bio-mimicry to help make medical advancements.

None of our achievements have come easily. We could not have done it on our own. Only with the support of our family, friends and most of all Bright Prospect have Tessy and I been able to make our dreams a reality.  I look forward to the day that we are able to give back to our family and community that has done so much for us.

Jessica Lopez: Cal Poly Pomona Graduate, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Jessica Lopez: Cal Poly Pomona Graduate, B.S. Chemical Engineering