Oral Lee Brown Foundation
In 1987, Oral Lee Brown adopted a first grade class and promised them if they stayed in school and got admitted to college she would pay for their college education. Not only did she keep her promise to the first class of students, to date, 136 students from low income families have received mentoring, tutoring, and financial support from the Oral Lee Brown Foundation for college.
Not only is she supporting the children financially for their future education, but she provides after school and Saturday School to tutor and mentor with the students, testing, and CAHSEE & SAT/ACT prep.
Ms. Brown meets with parents, school officials, and mentors to help provide students with a well rounded academic and social program. She provides picnics, dinners, parties, outings, and cultural events on a regular basis. Ms. Brown sponsors an annual Scholarship Gala and celebrates the advances of the students in the Foundation. Of the original twenty-three students, nineteen graduated and enrolled in college.