BLCI was selected as a 2023 Community Partner by Life Science Cares (LSC) and awarded a $100,000 grant to support STEM related activities. BLCI is proud to be entering our third year of partnership with LSC, and grateful for the unique opportunities they have provided.
Leane Marchese, Executive Director of LSC San Diego shared, "LSC is so proud to support Barrio Logan College Institute. Access to education is a vital pathway out of poverty. BLCI assures that all students get a level playing field by providing support to students with after school tutoring, college application assistance and support while attending college to secure internships and good-paying jobs.
To support BLCI, LSC leverages the power of the life science industry in San Diego, through high-impact financial grants and with volunteer hours. LSC volunteers have gone on-site to BLCI to share their love of science directly with BLCI students through hands-on STEM demos and career panels. Our volunteers want to ensure students in our community are aware of all the career options that are available to them in the field of the life sciences and work to share the steps of the academic and professional path toward achieving these careers. LSC believes in the work of BLCI and the huge potential of its students!"
Over the years, the corporate partners of LSC have gone above and beyond to provide exciting experiences for our students and their families. In addition to direct funding, LSC has supported BLCI by inviting their corporate partners to join them in support of BLCI. Projects have had a direct on BLCI students and range from donating new bikes to our elementary school students, to adopting families for the holidays, and providing mentorship opportunities to help students throughout their path to college by modeling how fun a career in science can be. Thank you, LSC, for your commitment to the community and your continued support of BLCI!
Interested in learning more about our Community Partnership opportunities? Contact info@BLCI.org