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Vagas With Degrees Scholarship Foundation

The Vagas With Degrees Scholarship Foundation was created to alleviate financial burdens for BIPOC women in pursuit of their academic dreams

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Project Description

 

 

Her Vaga Bound Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and empowers BIPOC womxn by increasing access, supporting their retention, celebrating their resiliency, and bringing light to untold narratives in academia and personal/professional paths.

The Vagas with Degrees Scholarship Foundation was created by HVBR to alleviate financial burdens for BIPOC women in pursuit of their dreams in higher education. Financial challenges are a common barrier for students in academia, especially those from low income households or marginalized backgrounds. Our mission is to uplift women navigating college by providing them with a scholarship. By awarding women with a Vagas with Degrees Scholarship, we would be one step closer to changing the narrative for women of color in higher education.

Our goal is to raise $25,000.00 for our scholarship foundation which will go directly to future scholarships recipients.

Your generosity will allow us to continue our work of building a community of educated and professional women of color.

 

- Click here to meet this years scholarship recipients 

- Check out our annual Vagas With Degrees series, where we feature the narratives of graduating Vagas here!

 

                   What does Her VAGA Bound Roots stand for?

HER: Representative of every woman

VAGA: fearless, strong and resilient

BOUND: to greatness

ROOTS: to remain grounded & never forget where you came from

 

Meet the Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendoline Vargas, LMSW, Founder and President

Wendoline, was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles,) she earned her undergraduate degree at University of California, Santa Barbara and went on to pursue a masters in Social Work from New York University. A fierce advocate for social justice and thriving passion for working with BIPOC women, young adults, and individuals with marginalized identities. She is a licensed, bilingual, clinical social worker and is currently working at an adolescent mental health center/hospital in NYC. Wendoline provides assessment and evidence based treatment to a diverse population living with Mental Illness.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Guzman, Secretary

Jennifer Guzman was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in the Greater Los Angeles area. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University Northridge with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. She worked as a local news reporter for one year before finding her true passion for women empowerment, and serving her community.

Jennifer currently works as Program & Event Coordinator for The Adelante Movement, and Becoming Self Made, two virtual platforms that empower and train Latina and women of color economically and entrepreneurially through a digital community that provides training, shared stories and resources, as well as LIVE workshops all over the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin Serrano, MS. Ed, Treasurer

Edwin was born and raised in Los Angeles. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and then moved to Miami, FL for two years to complete his Masters in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. This is where his professional experience serving marginalized populations began while he supported LGBTQ+ students at FIU. 


Edwin currently works as a Senior Resident Director at the University of California, Berkeley supporting students that live on-campus. He has over five years of working in higher education supporting first-generation, undocumented, international, women, queer, trans*, and students of color. 

 

 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does 100% of our donation go towards the scholarship foundation? Absolutely. Every contribution will go directly towards impacting the future of a VAGA fulfilling her dreams and achieving academic success.

How do we learn more about Her Vaga Bound Roots?

Visit our website: www.hervagaboundroots.com

How do we stay connected?

How do we get in touch?

Email us: hervagaboundroots@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Giselle
12/18/2020
IG Shoutout
$50
Lizette Roman
12/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Jasmine Braithwaite
12/15/2020
Dream Big Bundle (BLACK TEE)
$150
Jessica Marshall
12/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Winston Gaines
12/15/2020
IG Shoutout
$10
Jay
12/14/2020
IG Shoutout
$10
Faith B
12/13/2020
HVBR Stickers Bundle
$25
Patricia Dade
12/10/2020
HVBR Stickers Bundle
$25
Phyliss Tardy
12/10/2020
HVBR Stickers Bundle
$25
Carolina Ramirez
12/10/2020
HVBR Stickers Bundle
$25
10.00 USD
IG Shoutout

Donate $10.00, and Her Vaga Bound Roots will give you a shoutout on our Instagram story.  

Please make sure to include your name and IG handle!

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25.00 USD
HVBR Stickers Bundle

Donate $25 and Her Vaga Bound Roots will send you 3 of a kind Vaga stickers (1 HVBR Logo, 1 Vagas With Degrees, 1 surprise sticker)

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50.00 USD
Vaga on the Go Bundle

This bundle includes our exclusive black tote with HVBR Logo & 1 surprise sticker!

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100.00 USD
Keeping it 1 hundred! (WHITE TEE)

HVBR logo white short sleeve shirt + 1 postcard + 1 surprise sticker!

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

 

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100.00 USD
Keeping it 1 hundred! (BLACK TEE)

Includes our HVBR short sleeve shirt in black + 1 postcard + 1 surprise sticker!

 

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

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150.00 USD
Dream Big Bundle (WHITE TEE)

Includes our HVBR short sleeve shirt in white + Black Tote + 3 Sticker Bundle!

 

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

25 Left
0 Supporters
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150.00 USD
Dream Big Bundle (BLACK TEE)

Includes our HVBR short sleeve shirt in black + 1 black tote + 3 sticker bundle!

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

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200.00 USD
Make Your Mark

Your company name or logo on our website “Donor and partner” page.

Please email us your company logo: hervagaboundroots@gmail.com 

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Rewards

10.00 USD
IG Shoutout

Donate $10.00, and Her Vaga Bound Roots will give you a shoutout on our Instagram story.  

Please make sure to include your name and IG handle!

20 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
HVBR Stickers Bundle

Donate $25 and Her Vaga Bound Roots will send you 3 of a kind Vaga stickers (1 HVBR Logo, 1 Vagas With Degrees, 1 surprise sticker)

180 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Vaga on the Go Bundle

This bundle includes our exclusive black tote with HVBR Logo & 1 surprise sticker!

55 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Keeping it 1 hundred! (WHITE TEE)

HVBR logo white short sleeve shirt + 1 postcard + 1 surprise sticker!

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

 

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Keeping it 1 hundred! (BLACK TEE)

Includes our HVBR short sleeve shirt in black + 1 postcard + 1 surprise sticker!

 

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

9 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Dream Big Bundle (WHITE TEE)

Includes our HVBR short sleeve shirt in white + Black Tote + 3 Sticker Bundle!

 

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Dream Big Bundle (BLACK TEE)

Includes our HVBR short sleeve shirt in black + 1 black tote + 3 sticker bundle!

Please include your size.

(Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large)

11 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Make Your Mark

Your company name or logo on our website “Donor and partner” page.

Please email us your company logo: hervagaboundroots@gmail.com 

0 Supporters
Select this reward