Introducing The BLCI Buzz!
Our monthly newsletter has a new look! The BLCI Buzz will be your exclusive inside look into all of the great things happening at Barrio Logan College Institute. We will be featuring major events, student stories and exciting happenings to keep you up to date. Be sure to look out at the end of every month for the BLCI Buzz!
2022 Career Fair
BLCI’s Barrio Logan Site recently held a two-day career fair for students to interact with employees from industries including business, finance, education, law, engineering and technology. Volunteers from various organizations around San Diego County spoke with students about their own paths to college, challenges they faced along the way, their career paths and the roles they are currently in.
After hearing a brief introduction from each panelist, it was the students turn to ask questions. Many students asked the presenters about their careers, how they found their roles and even the taboo but always important question: “how much money do you make?”
Presenters from the education field during BLCI's career fair
A full house of students attending the Career Fair at the Barrio Logan Site
Engineering/Technology presenters ready to speak with BLCI students
Among the presenters were two BLCI alumni who credited some of their success to the support they received from BLCI. Other presenters remarked how they wished that they had a program like BLCI to guide them when they were in school.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this event possible! If you are interested in learning more about ways your business can partner with BLCI, please reach out to Megan Evanson at
Big Thanks to Union Bank!
We want to give a big thanks to Union Bank for their tremendous support of BLCI and it's students.

Earlier this month, members of Union Bank joined us on a Saturday and provided financial literacy workshops for our students and their families. Afterwards our students had the opportunity to open their very own student savings accounts!

This past week, our students and their families gathered in Chicano Park for an evening of celebration as our hardworking seniors revealed the college they will be attending this fall. This College Decision Day event wouldn't have been possible without the continuous support of Union Bank!
Upward Bound students at the Barrio Logan Site learning about financial literacy
Union Bank Regional President, Isai Amaya, presenting Union Bank's gift to support our students
OFI Is Around the Corner!
Join us May 12, 2022 at 5 PM to celebrate the impact your support has had on our students. We look forward to seeing you!

Have you purchased your tickets? Visit the link below!
Thank You OFI Supporters!
Title Sponsor
K. Andrew Achterkirchen

Presenting Sponsors
Ann Hunter & David Welborn
The Stiefel Behner Charitable Fund

Doctorate In Philanthropy Sponsors
Susy & Pedro Villegas
Anonymous Donor

Masters in Philanthropy Sponsors
Vicki & Moises Baron
Collins Aerospace
Cox Communications
Caroline & Lloyd de Llamas

Bachelors in Philanthropy Sponsor
Carrie Bone & Keegan McNamara
Janice & David Lowenberg
Stephanie & Eliot Peters (RA Capital Advisors)
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Mitsubishi Cement Corp

Associates in Philanthropy Sponsors
Christa Burke
California Coast Credit Union
Edward Abeyta
Giving Back Magazine
Ingrid de Llamas
Joyce & Rick Ross
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego Foundation
The Chicano Federation

Diploma in Philanthropy Sponsors
David & Penny Adler
Lisa Goodman
Jolyn & William Parker
Alicia Quinn-Kitagawa & Keith Kitagawa
Rana Sampson & Jerry Sanders
Lisa Goodman
The Benitez Reyes Foundation

Special Thanks to our OFI 2022 Media Sponsor
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