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Our Impact

Real life stories Real-Life Stories

Our students face tremendous obstacles without access to services that make flourishing possible. We accompany them on a personal and relational level through chaotic circumstances, unexpected problems and difficult situations with no easy solutions.

Community Impact Community Impact

Improving the lives and prospects of at-risk and immigrant youth is not only humane, but smart. It can have enormous positive consequences in the lives of struggling youth by helping them become socially upwardly mobile, which can have a positive effect for their families and the community as a whole.


SWOL’s programs draw high praise from school staff and families for its ability to improve prospects, performance, and attitudes of their most vulnerable students. Read more about what students and schools are saying.

Our Partners


We serve and partner with the following schools and organizations:

Hoover High School
The Preuss School at UCSD
Guajome Park Academy
National City Middle School
Sweetwater High School
San Dieguito High School
Hilltop High School
SIA Tech
King Chavez High School
Academy of Excellence Middle
Nativity Prep Middle School
Mesa Community College
San Diego State University
University of California San Diego
South Bay Community Services
Catholic Charities
The Alliance for African Assistance
American Immigration Lawyers Association

Our Method


SWOL serves at-risk and immigrant teens from low-income families who will be first-generation college students by bringing information and guidance to students within their schools. SWOL is dedicated to a personal and long-term relational approach to actively and effectively accompanying students out of poverty and struggle. Our mission is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone, and focused on keeping the most vulnerable in our community from falling through the cracks through information and guidance.

Our Success

SWOL’s Programs have featured a Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Gates Millennium Scholar, honor roll students in AP courses, and college students. Through after-school workshops, hundreds of students have received critical information about their immigration options, continuing their education, transportation, letters of recommendation, legal aid for parents, housing and other resources. We’ve received volumes of letters and positive feedback from students. The greatest indicator of our success with students is that we are always invited by schools to come back.

We Support

  •  At-risk, low-income youth who will be first-generation college students
  •  Minority and immigrant teens
  •  Foreign-born and undocumented students
  •  U.S. citizen students with undocumented parents
  •  AB 540 students
  •  Homeless and unaccompanied minors whose parents are deported
  •  Teens victims of cross-border human trafficking
  •  Immigrant youth who are victims of domestic violence