High school students in a classroom

Igniting Potential

Igniting Potential is our newest philanthropy that launched in 2024. This program provides financial and hands-on support to San Clemente High School AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students. AVID is for all students with a priority to serve those determined to be ‘in the middle,’ often low income/first generation college bound, or without other supports.  AVID at San Clemente serves over 10% of the student population with a goal of increasing college acceptances, scholarship money, and helping students create a plan for their post-secondary years.  More info about the CUSD AVID program.

Erin Dollar, San Clemente High School AVID Program Director, shared “The generosity of ALCV has enabled us to schedule three college field trips, a community builder trip, funding for two staff members to attend AVID summer training, as well as pay for each of our AVID juniors to take the SAT on campus. This is what ‘closing the opportunity gap’ looks like and will be instrumental in bridging the gap for these students to see that college and career opportunities are in fact attainable. Additionally, ALCV has donated hours of time to coach AVID seniors through mock interview panels and give sophomores a look into a range of careers through professionals as guest speakers.”
ALCV also provided hands-on support by assisting with mock interviews, giving seniors practice for scholarship interviews.  Additionally, we secured professionals to speak with sophomore students about careers. Our goal is to begin this program at SCHS and expand to other schools as funding permits.

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The annual impact of this program is $18K.

Did You Know?


of SCHS AVID Students go straight to a Four Year School


of AVID seniors have earned at least one or more college acceptances

Igniting Potential Mock Interview Panel
ALCV Members at Mock Interview Panel
Classroom with guest speaker
ALCV Member Guest Speaker