The Foundation works with donors, philanthropists and community supporters to help students with diverse backgrounds succeed at the college. They pay for scholarships, fellowships, emergency aid and more.
“I’m so excited to step in to lead this important organization in working with students from various local and global communities in as many ways possible,” said Sohagi, an environmental and land use attorney and former city planner.
“The Foundation works to implement some very important programs such as the Meal Project, which delivers free healthy meals to needy students,” added Sohagi, who is entering her fourth year with the board and was previously its Vice Chair. “The pandemic has left many students struggling with lasting issues such as unemployment, lack of housing and a loss of access to campus meal programs or pantries.”
The foundation’s Meal Project has partnered with Everytable to help those 54% of surveyed SMC students claiming food insecurity. It has so far raised $1.33 million toward its $10 million goal. The students served include foster youth, veterans, black collegians, Adelante, homeless, DREAMers, single parents, older adult students, disabled, and students with COVID-19.
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About The Sohagi Law Group
The Sohagi Law Group handles complex transactional and litigation matters for public agencies, including cities, counties, townships, state agencies, special districts, commissions and authorities. Its attorneys draw upon their extensive expertise in all areas of environmental and land use law to advise clients navigate existing laws and regulations and keep them up to date on emerging environmental issues such as climate change and greenhouse gas regulation.