The SOE Challenge: Give Today, Transform Tomorrow!
"Receiving a scholarship means that I can focus on the work and the research that I am passionate about. It means that I am freed from the worry of a tuition bill and can focus on my dream of working among and with villagers in less known corners of the world, conducting ethnographic research in order to uncover “alternative paradigms in education”. I can focus on telling the stories, and sharing the wisdom and life experiences of marginalized groups so that we can learn what it means to live as a community that educates its children."- Nikki Gilliam, Doctoral Student Cohort 15
"LMU’s SOE prepares educators who are committed to social justice and in providing a holistic learning environment for all learners." - Antonio Felix, Director of PLACE Corps and CAST
Ready, Set, Go! LMU’s Day of Giving, #OneLMUDrive, is here! Join us in this great opportunity to show the SOE Difference with our collective support for much-needed scholarships for our graduate students. Your participation will help our students take advantage of our high-quality academic programs and realize their dreams. Help the SOE become the first school at LMU to reach 100% Day of Giving participation! Bookmark this page and check back for live fundraising updates on September 23.
Spread the word and encourage others to support the LMU School of Education! It takes a village to achieve great things and together we can make the SOE Difference.
An investment in SOE is an investment in the education of all children. Hear what others have to say about how we continue to make the SOE Difference.
"Justice happens when we commit our resources to make a difference in the lives of others. As a member of the LMU family, join me on this Day of Giving to support the next generation of social justice leaders." - Elizabeth C. Reilly, Chair and Professor of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration
"Donating to the School of Education ensures that we can continue to provide the high-quality training that our candidates require to meet the needs of diverse students and families in our communities." -Terese C. Aceves, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of the Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology
“As an institution that emphasizes social justice, LMU welcomed and supported what I wanted to do in a way that I might not have experienced at another institution.” – Vanessa Luna '16, M.A. Urban Education and Leadership, Education Policy and Administration, 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30
"Education comes from unlearning what is untrue, which then positions you to discover your strength as a leader and difference-maker." - William D. Parham, Ph.D., ABPP Interim Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor, Counseling Program
"LMU is a special place where we get to live out our dreams and aspirations. Being a part of that process and believing in us makes the experience even more memorable." - Denise S. Valdez, Senior Administrative Coordinator, School of Education and Business Services