Volume 11 | December 2017
The Future is Bright
Thank you!
On Tuesday November 28, 2017 the act of giving took over every social media outlet one could imagine. The San Marcos Promise not only participated to raise funds, but also to raise awareness about the organization. We are incredibly thankful to have a supportive community. A huge thank you to the QUAD for offering a $5,000 matching contribution, and thank you to everyone who contributed in every way, sharing the post on social media, donating, and most importantly supporting our promise to our community of San Marcos.

Most successful #GivingTuesday ever!
Have You Completed Your Community Service Hours?

It's Not Just for Fun, It's a Requirement!

As a San Marcos Promise scholar, you have agreed to complete 20 community service hours each academic year to maintain ongoing scholarship eligibility. For more information about this requirement and a calendar of upcoming events, please CLICK HERE .
The San Marcos Promise offers 3 wonderful scholarship opportunities for students. In order to apply for the PACE, Palomar Promise+. or Career Technician Education (CTE) scholarships, you must complete a simple online application. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018, so APPLY TODAY!

Click HERE for the PACE Promise & Palomar Promise scholarship application.
Click HERE for the CTE Promise scholarship application.
Featured Career Industry Sector
This month's Work Force highlight is Life Sciences ! Did you know that the jobs in this work force have increased 30% in just ten years? Well, it's true! There is a constant growth and demand for workers who have specialized in the sciences. Also, the median hourly wage for workers is $70.19 as of 2016, not too shabby. Also the San Diego Workforce Partnership has summer paid internships for high school students, all you have to do is apply!
Promise Program Updates
CCGI
California College Guidance Initiative
Students at San Elijo Middle School were able to take the CCGI interest profiler to see what career best suites them. They were helped though the process by TSMP Ambassador Jessica Borrelli (L), and their school counselor, Nicholas Vega (R).

Welcome New Board Member

 Jenny Orlando
Community Member

We love adding genuinely dedicated and determined individuals to our team! Meet our newest Board Member, Jenny Orlando. She is actively involved in our SMUSD community, being the first SEES PTO President and organizing fundraising evens at SEMS. Jenny is currently employed at Double Peak School and has 2 kids at SMHS. We couldn't be more excited to have her on our board.
Food & Toy Drive
The Food & Toy Drive has been a great success! We have collected 273 pounds of canned food items to donate! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has helped us collect food and toys for our SMUSD families.
On November 25th our TSMP Ambassador, Jessica Borrelli, worked to expand the Food & Toy Drive to her neighborhood. It was a huge success with the total collection of 600 non-perishable food items and 30 new toys!
PACE Promise Spotlight
Vince Serritella
Class of: 2021
Major: " Finance, and my future career goal is to start my own business."
Education: La Costa Meadows Elementary, San Elijo Middle School, and San Marcos High School.
Impact of the PACE Promise : " I hope that the San Marcos Promise will help propel me to success in college with the academic and financial support."
Fun Fact: "I have been in Scouting since 1st and have achieved the rank of Eagle."
Three traits that would describe you: “Adventurous, hard working, and compassionate"
Whats Happening in the Future Center?
Sips for Scholarships Coffee Cart
Now Open!
This is not just any ordinary coffee cart...its a donation based program to benefit the expansion of college and career readiness in schools and provide scholarships for students!

So, if you find yourself in the San Marcos Unified School District Offices and in need of a little energy, swing by Suite 103 to sample our freshly-brewed coffee or grab a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Upcoming Events

  • 12/15 - Holiday Food & Toy Drive ENDS - Drop off location: 255 Pico Ave, Suite 103
  • 12/21- 01/7 TSMP Office will be closed.
  • 1/24- PACE Next Step Assembly @MHHS & SMHS (sign up to be on the student panel)
  • 01/18- Discovery Elementary 2nd Annual NITE 4-8pm
Enjoy your holiday break!
Thanks to the Leichtag Foundation
The San Marcos Promise is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational foundation providing college and career support for students in the San Marcos Unified School District. The San Marcos Promise operates on grants and charitable contributions from supporters like you.

With workforce development as our core goal, we strive to provide access to a wide variety of higher education pathways. By partnering with local businesses we inform students of critical workforce needs in our local economy, ensuring a return on their investment in higher education.