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Angela M. Sanchez ’13, M.Ed. ’15

Posted On - March 27, 2018

Angela Sanchez ’13, M.Ed. ’15Angela Sanchez is the recipient of the 2018 UCLA Award for Community Service. She earned her bachelor’s in history and her master’s in education, with a focus in student affairs. In volunteering with School on Wheels, Inc., she established the first university faction of the nonprofit at UCLA, assisting K-12 homeless students in navigating postsecondary education. Sanchez created college admissions and financial aid workshops tailored to the students’ needs in addition to volunteer recruitment, staff training, donor and community relations, and development. Prior to her role as Program Officer for College Success at the ECMC Foundation, she provided the evaluation component to UCLA’s Philanthropy Lab, a course in which undergraduates allocate $100,000 among Los Angeles nonprofits of their selection. She has also worked in UCLA’s Alumni Affairs, assessing scholarship recipients’ feedback to engage alumni and encourage giving. Sanchez provides motivational talks for students across Los Angeles and has written a blog, Poverty2Professional, about struggling with poverty and her own personal journey. The author of a children’s book about homelessness, she donates books to shelters and the nonprofits that support them. She received a PEN Center USA 2018 Emerging Voices Fellowship. A former Alumni Scholarship recipient, Sanchez is a gold level member of the Alumni Association, supporting scholarships for undergraduates, as well as a member of the Latino Alumni Association.