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Latinx Initiative for Future Teachers (LIFT)
Join the Education Department in supporting our Latinx Initiative for Future Teachers!

We are excited to share that this year's Giving Day campaign will focus on our Latinx Initiative for Future Teachers (LIFT)

Please help us meet our Giving Day goal of $5,000 in donations - enough to increase
5 future teachers fellowship's to $3,000 each.

We are pleased to announce that the first $1,500 in Giving Day donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to generous contributions by Anonymous Education Department Professors.  That means your donations will be doubled!

As a reminder, LIFT provides an affinity space for MA/Credential students, along with financial support, a mentor who is a local teacher of color, as well as enrichment events. Many of you attended the well-received and well-attended LIFT event last year with Rochelle Gutiérrez. Please check out our LIFT website.

You might also find this short article on LIFT to be of interest.

Our second cohort of LIFT scholars has just begun the Masters/Credential program, and they are doing fabulously! For these first two years of the program, Giving Day donations were essential to our ability to accept all LIFT applicants and to provide each with a $2,000 scholarship. Looking forward to next year, and given the increasing cost of living due to rising inflation, we hope your generous LIFT donations will help us achieve our goal to raise $5,000!   Which will allow us to increase the scholarship amount to $3,000 for each LIFT Scholar

These efforts are vital to our equity, social justice, and anti-racism mission to serve all students of California -  as you are well aware, there is solid research demonstrating a host of positive outcomes for students of color who have had at least one teacher of color.

Thank you!

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Latinx Initiative for Future Teachers (LIFT)-MATCH
Anonymous Education Department Professors are generously matching all Latinx Initiative for Future Teachers (LIFT) program donations, dollar for dollar, up to $1,500. The more you are able to donate, the further your donation goes!
$1,500 MATCHED
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Best in Show
Congratulations to the Younger Lagoon Reserve Rain Gear Replacement project for winning Best in Show! They will take home an extra $1,000.
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Early Riser
The project with the most individual donors between 7 and 8 am will receive $1,000. 2nd place will receive $500. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 NCAA Women's Basketball Team 36
2 $500 Tech4Good Student Programs 28
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 24
4 Center for Agroecology: Chadwick Garden 7
5 KZSC Radio 2022 6
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Mid-day Motivator
The project with the most individual donors between 12 noon and 2 pm will receive $2,500, 2nd place will receive $1,000 and 3rd will receive $500. Generously sponsored by UC Santa Cruz Foundation Trustee Richard Moss, and a consortium of anonymous donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $2,500 "Finding Ma": Uplifting Incarcerated Voices 99
2 $1,000 City on a Hill Press 95
3 $500 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 80
4 Slugbotics 48
5 Adventure Rec 44
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Final Frenzy
The project with the most individual donors on Giving Day (12am-12am) will receive $10,000, 2nd place will receive $5,000 and 3rd place will receive $2,000.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $10,000 "Finding Ma": Uplifting Incarcerated Voices 281
2 $5,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 261
3 $2,000 City on a Hill Press 192
4 Adventure Rec 177
5 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 167
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Indie 500
The project with the most individual donors giving $500 or more will receive $2,500. 2nd place will receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $2,500 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 21
2 $1,000 Cal Teach Fund for Future Math or Science Teachers 16
3 Smith Internships and Research Fellowships 14
4 Academic Excellence (ACE) Program 13
5 Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative 12
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Slug Surprise
The project with the most individual donors between 10 and 11 p.m. will receive $1,500, 2nd place will receive $750 and 3rd will receive $500.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,500 "Finding Ma": Uplifting Incarcerated Voices 34
2 $750 UCSC SACNAS Chapter 26
3 $500 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 25
4 UCSC Fencing Club 10
5 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 9
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Social Butterfly
Congratulations to Society of Physics Students for wining the Social Butterfly competition! They will receive an extra $1,000.
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Night Owl
The project with the most individual donors between 12 midnight and 1 am will receive $1,000. 2nd place will receive $500. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Formula Slug 30
2 $500 Society of Physics Students (SPS) 30
3 Pilipino Cultural Celebration 22
4 Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UCSC 22
5 UCSC Triathlon 19
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Morning Mania
The project with the most individual donors between 10 and 11 am will receive $1,000. 2nd place will receive $500.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Formula Slug 42
2 $500 Make Seymour Center free to low-income families 20
3 Adventure Rec 11
4 WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) 9
5 Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UCSC 8
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Mad Dash
The project with the most individual donors between 6 and 8 pm will receive $2,500, 2nd place will receive $1,000 and third place will receive $500. Generously sponsored by Assistant Vice Chancellor Meg Corman, Director of Annual Giving Marissa Fullum-Campbell, and a consortium of anonymous donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $2,500 Rocket Team at UCSC 89
2 $1,000 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 78
3 $500 "Finding Ma": Uplifting Incarcerated Voices 62
4 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 61
5 City on a Hill Press 45
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Indie 100
The project with the most individual donors giving $100 or more will receive $1,000. 2nd place will receive $500. Generously sponsored by Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer and an anonymous donor.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 67
2 $500 Smith Internships and Research Fellowships 50
3 UCSC Rugby Club 49
4 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 46
5 Cal Teach Fund for Future Math or Science Teachers 40
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Happy Hour
The project teams with the most donors between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. will take home extra challenge funds! $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place. Generously sponsored by Mary E. Doyle (Porter ’74) and David E. Greenwood.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) 30
2 $500 SlugMUN (Model United Nations) 24
3 PBSci Peer Mentoring Coalition 12
4 Surfing Club 11
5 Adventure Rec 11
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