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Stanbridge College Donates Christmas Gifts to Homeless Students of Project Hope


Stanbridge College provides over 50 Christmas gifts to the students of Project Hope School, an educational institution for homeless children who live in temporary housing in Orange County.

Irvine, CA, December 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Stanbridge College recently provided the students of Project Hope School Foundation with donations of Christmas gifts. Students, staff and faculty gathered together to wrap up over 50 Christmas gift bags which included sweaters, toys and school supplies. Stanbridge College student and staff volunteers then delivered the gifts and hosted a pizza party for the children, ranging from Kindergartners to Eighth graders, and staff of Project Hope.

According to Vocational Nursing student, Yvonne Williams, “It has been said that there is always someone worse off than you; but it brings great joy to bless anyone especially homeless children! I had the privilege to serve lunch and pass out presents to the children of Project Hope. To see their faces light up when they found out they could get seconds on the pizza and that we had gifts for them was priceless. I appreciate Stanbridge College for their continued outreach to the community. Being a part of Stanbridge College not only gives me a great education but an opportunity to give back.”

Stanbridge College has worked with the children and families of Project Hope School on several occasions. The staff and students of Stanbridge have provided lunches and hosted charity drives for school supplies, clothing and household items. Last spring, Stanbridge hosted a field trip for the children to visit the campus to learn about college life and Stanbridge’s Vocational Nursing, Information Technology and Occupational Therapy Assistance programs.

Stanbridge College’s REACH initiative provides students with opportunities to give back to their local Orange County and global community while earning credit towards coursework in a structured environment. To learn more about Stanbridge College’s REACH – Beyond the Classroom and to view upcoming events for Project Hope School Foundation, visit the Stanbridge College REACH program.

About Stanbridge College
Irvine, California based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 650 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC, and offers Diploma, Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting and Information Technology.

Stanbridge College has been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc as a 2010 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009 and 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career schools & Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949)-794-9090.

About Project Hope School Foundation
Incorporated in 2003, the Project HOPE School Foundation (PHSF) exists to provide financial support and community advocacy for the children and families of Project Hope School. The vision of the Project Hope School Foundation is to break the cycle of homelessness through exceptional education. Project HOPE School was founded over 20 years ago to meet the academic and psycho/social needs of homeless children (primarily from transient families living in motels). The school is part of the Orange County Department of Education’s ACCESS (alternative education) district. To learn more please visit www.projecthopeschool.org.

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