The Josephine Jimenez Fund

Thank you for your interest in The Josephine Jimenez Fund.  To donate, please click here.

An Educator at Hamilton High School for over 30 years, Mrs. Jimenez was the first Latina high school principal of the Los Angeles Unified School District.  She was an immigrant from Cuba and a graduate of Jefferson High School and the University of California, Los Angeles.  During her time in the LAUSD, Mrs. Jimenez inspired generations of Latino and immigrant students.   She died in September 2012 at the age of 100.

As an immigrant and an educational pioneer for Los Angeles, Josephine Jimenez truly embodied the amazing contributions that immigrants bring to our communities.  Mrs. Jimenez was a leader as an educator, a Latino and a woman, and CHIRLA is proud to be associated with her legacy.

Donations to The Josephine Jimenez Fund will support CHIRLA’s College Access Program.  Donors to the Fund will assist low-income immigrant youth in Los Angeles high schools prepare for and attend college by helping to fund this program’s outreach and education on A-G requirements, assistance with college application portfolios, SAT preparation, and trainings on the opportunities that laws such as AB 540 and the California Dream Act create.  The youth that CHIRLA serves are Dreamers, and CHIRLA helps to ensure that they can pursue their dreams of an education and also assists eligible students in applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

CHIRLA is a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit (Tax ID #95-4421521) and donations to this fund are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  To make a donation to The Josephine Jimenez Fund, please click here.

For information on the legacy of Josephine Jimenez, please click here to read her obituary from the Los Angeles Times.

For a complete biography of Mrs. Jimenez, please click here.

Thank you for honoring the legacy of Josephine Jimenez by supporting the educational dreams of Latino and immigrant students in Los Angeles.  We are grateful for your generous support.

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