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For information, please contact Cynthia West, VP Education cynthiaswest@gmail.com

To make an online donation to The Palm Springs Writers Guild Student Scholarships Program, please click the donate button above. If you wish to make a donation by check, please write "Scholarship Program" in the memo area and mail it to:

Palm Springs Writers Guild
44489 Town Center, Way, Ste D, 369
Palm Desert, CA 92260


Thank you for your contribution.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (ELA) IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY, CA

The California State average for ELA proficiency is 50.87%.
At Rancho Mirage HS, 12.4 % are English Language Learners.
 - The percentage of students attaining ELA proficiency in 2019 was 42%.
At Coachella Valley HS, 54% of the student population are English Language Learners.
 - The percentage of students attaining ELA proficiency in 2019 was 28.85%.
These are concerning statistics which we would like to see improved.

Past Projects:

- 2016-2018 UC Riverside/College of the Desert Scholarships
- 2017-18 Rancho Mirage High School Writing Contests
- 2018-19 Rancho Mirage High School Writing Contests

Current Projects:

- 2020 Coachella Valley High School Writing Contest
- PSWG Scholarship Fundraiser Gala 2020-2021

The Palm Springs Writers Guild is a nonprofit 501(C)(3).

The scholarship committee is composed of at least three PSWG members who are responsible for administering, promoting, and seeking funds for the scholarship program.

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Palm Springs Writers Guild
44489 Town Center, Way, Ste D, 369
Palm Desert, CA 92260