Assistance League of Capistrano Valley sponsors the I.N.S.P.I.R.E. (Independence for Needy Single Parents Instilled via Responsible Education) Scholarship for Saddleback CalWORKs students. CalWORKs is a welfare to work program for indigent single parents to complete post-secondary education leading to a viable career. Our goal is to provide a helping hand to these parents, change their lives, and provide good role models for their children.
In 2014, we started the I.N.S.P.I.R.E. program and sponsored the education of four women at Saddleback College. Their stories were inspirational. They came from abusive, violent situations and were trying to better themselves while providing for their children.
Last year, we provided four $3000 scholarships enabling two women to pay for the Bridge program to Cal State Fullerton Nursing program, one woman to continue pursuing a Physical Therapy degree and a fourth student to obtain an A.A. in Graphic Communications.