‘The Love We Don’t See’ Scholarship to Support Students and Promote Social Justice

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Media Contact:Aya Abelon; Public Affairs

NORWALK, Calif. - January 13, 2021 - The Cerritos College Foundation announced a new scholarship created by nonprofit organization The Love We Don’t See. Cerritos College students who are working to further social justice initiatives or have been impacted by social or institutional injustice are encouraged to apply. The scholarship application is available online through January 19, 2021.

The Love We Don’t See was founded by psychology alumnus Sylvester Ani (2016) to “bring love to life” through philanthropy, education, and social justice and community service initiatives. The organization also wants to further Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last initiative, the Poor People’s campaign, which demanded economic and human rights for poor Americans of diverse backgrounds. 

“Our organization’s concept of giving is mutual aid, which is the voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. We want Cerritos College students to feel empowered to make change in their lives and in the world,” said Ani. 

The Love We Don’t See is also piloting a Guaranteed Income Stimulus Program, inspired by the work of Dr. King and supported by the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund. Ani hopes that Cerritos College students will consider applying to participate in the pilot program online https://www.thelovewedontsee.org.  

Ani will discuss the stimulus program, his goals for The Love We Don’t See, and other topics as the first guest in the new Cerritos College Alumni Conversations series, Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.


About Cerritos College Foundation: The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals, and alumni, to assist with the financial support of Cerritos College beyond that which state funding supports. Visit the Foundation online at www.CerritosCF.org.

About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at https://www.cerritos.edu.


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