Chevron donated $75,000 to help fund computers and internet hot spots for students. West Hills Community College District announced in March that most classes were switching to online only due to COVID-19 and this will continue to be the case through the summer semester.
“We have some students in the district who do not have computers at home or
access to the internet,” said Alex Perez, Executive Director of the West Hills Community College Foundation. “West Hills has tried to provide laptops and hotspots
to as many students as we can, but we need the help of donors like Chevron to
meet the need in our district. Their gift will help students attend classes online
and finish their degrees.”
The $75,000 will help to support students as they face continuing challenges in the face of the global pandemic and ensure that they have access to their online classes. Chevron is a long-time supporter of West Hills and has supported programs ranging from robotics competitions to a science camp for elementary school students.
West Hills College Lemoore has been focusing on food insecurities, especially
during these very difficult times. Thanks to the generosity of Leprino, who donated
$15,000, West Hills has been able to continue fight against student hunger.
Students in need are identified in coordination with the financial aid office. “We
saw an increase in need during the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 virus,”
said Perez, “and although some students were eligible for federal grants under
the CARES program, not all students received those resources.”
The funds provided by Leprino were especially important as they allowed West Hills
to provide food resources to over 60 students during the spring semester. Students
received boxes of produce through our partnership with Sandoval Produce, which were
safely delivered to their homes. Each student received 2 such deliveries over a four week
period. WHCL plans to continue to continue to provide these healthy food
deliveries to students in need this fall. This program would not be possible if it weren’t for Leprino’s donation.
West Hills Community College District would like to thank all our generous donors. Donations like these truly help students in need. If you are interested in donating to the West Hills Community College Foundation, contact Alex Perez at 559-934-2134 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.