Get involved with our growing community

Beyond helping women with the financial support for college, we build a community of mentorship and empowerment.

Make a donation

Your generosity fuels our mission, with 90 cents of every dollar going directly toward the scholarship program. This takes the burden off our scholars who are balancing family and jobs while completing their education.

Volunteer with us

Whether you would like to provide year-round support as a grant writer, finance committee member, or mentor, or want to support our annual campaign or seasonal events, your investment in Fresh Start makes a difference for our scholars, their families and the community.

For information on opportunities to volunteer, please contact us at

“The proof of our impact is getting stronger. Our graduates report new job opportunities, increased income, and improved housing. Perhaps most significantly, they report that their children place an increased value on education.”

Sarah Kenney-Cruz, Past Board President

Become a local sponsor

Dozens of local businesses, large and small, contribute as sponsors of our annual Signature Event. To learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, including recognition and event tickets, send us a message below.

“Fresh Start’s success is dependent on community support. Entirely volunteer run, 92 cents of every dollar raised goes back into the scholarship program. More than anything, Fresh Start needs champions in the community. Volunteer to be a mentor if you have the time and resources. Donate. Learn about us and talk about us in the community.”

Betty Sweeny, Board President

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