Brothers of the Desert contributes $1,000 to be awarded to a deserving Black student in the Coachella Valley through NASF. This organization is a non-profit that has been giving scholarships for the past 53 years. We also host a table each year for their annual fundraiser. Individuals from our organization in the past have matched our organization’s gift. https://nasfpalmsprings.org
Palm Springs Unified School District Historical Black College and University (HBCU) tour.
Each year eligible Black students attending Coachella Valley area high schools are invited to tour HBCUs to consider and encourage the possibility and power of attending an HBCU. Students on the trip have been admitted to places like Howard University as a result. Brothers of the Desert gives $1,000 to support this trip and individuals from our group have matched that donation this year. www.psusd.us
We contribute $1,000 each year to be awarded to a student who identifies within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. We are on our third year of sponsoring this program and contribute by being table sponsors for the annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast that helps raise funds for the program. We have a member from our Community Outreach and Support Committee who serves on an advisory committee to select recipients and to outreach to LGBTQ+ students of color. https://safeschoolsdc.org
One Future Coachella Valley-Black and African American Healthcare Scholarship Initiative-
Brothers of the Desert gave $1,000 for this specific program within One Coachella Valley’s scholarship and mentorship program. This initiative supports students who are interested in the healthcare field recognizing the lack of representation of Black providers and in turn the lack of engagement and equity that exists in healthcare. We have a dedicated Board member who is helping to coordinate mentorship efforts with our members within our scope of expertise. https://www.onefuturecv.org/scholarships/