Jesus has applied to attend Education Unlimited Mock Trial this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
Business & Law
Aspire Richmond California College Preparatory Academy
Richmond, CA
Successfully funded on May 4th, 2016!
Fully funded!
$2,765 raised
$0 to go
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Jesus's Story

My passion is defending others.

I discovered my passion for the art of defense of others simply due to the society I live in today. I see how the police brutality, separation of migrant families, field workers' rights, and sexism have impacted my community negatively. I feel that if I can defend a person so they can continue to live happily, I have done my job.

I believe attending Education Unlimited American Legal Experience: Mock Trial will help me explore my passion in a variety of ways. This program can help me have the ability to use my charming and loquacious personality as an advantage to become a better scholar and lawyer for the future. I also believe that the program will have me become not only even more polished in my professional and communication skills, it will help me shape my independence as an individual in the transformation of being a young boy to a young adult.

A Note from Ms. Nishimura, Jesus's Counselor

"Jesse is a perfect fit for this program because he comes from a colorful and diverse background and is dedicated to his community and family. He is a proud Latino young man who is willing to speak up for himself and also for others. He is social justice-oriented and looks at every situation from an equity lens. At the moment, Jesse is working on a college research project and chose a news article about the lack of diversity on college campuses to highlight and share with his class. He believes that all students, all people, have the right to an equitable and fulfilling life. This Mock Trial experience will certainly help Jesse improve and hone his public speaking skills, so that he can truly pursue advocating on the behalf of others who do not have the opportunity to advocate for themselves. I cannot recommend Jesse for this experience enough; please do not pass him up."

Campaign Activity
Jesus posted an update
June 8
A Thank You from Jesus Calderon

Dear Donors,

I am fully funded! I want to say thank you for your generosity and I wish that the dreams you have are also accomplished like mine have been. Not only will I have the chance to experience a whole new perspective on the judicial system so I can help many others in the future.

Thank you,
Jesus Calderon

Success! Ms. Nishimura helped Jesus raise $2,765
May 4
Manuela P. Smith donated $66
May 4

You did it Jesse. You are on your way to a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our legal system. Make the best of it. We all believe in you.

christopher cadena donated $100
May 4
Cristian.F & Writing Class C.C.C. donated $36
May 3

Sigue adelante,nunca pierdas la Fe y la Confianza en ti mismo,Seras un gran abogado con un gran Corazon para ayudar a los demas,Felicidades Jessie !!!

Gary Watson donated $20
May 3
Alayah Mclemore donated $25
May 2
Mary Ann Lafosse donated $50
May 1
Carol Umanzor donated $25
April 30
Tu Lam donated $5
April 29
Anonymous donated $50
April 29
XIULI MENG donated $25
April 29

wish he enjoy his program

vicente Hernandes donated $30
April 26


#wishbonesummer donated $100
April 26
Luis Mercado donated $10
April 20

Sigue adelante jessi

PAUL WINTROATH donated $100
April 20

Keep following your dreams jessi

#wishbonesummer donated $100
April 20
Miyuki Nishimura donated $25
April 20
Bonnie Cediel donated $10
April 20
Anonymous donated $5
April 20
Kevin Smith donated $10
April 19
Salvador Trejo donated $200
April 18

Go Jesse!

Manuela P. Smith donated $50
April 17

As a teacher who has worked in Richmond schools you make me proud. I wish you the best.

Kyla Taylor donated $25
April 15
Javier Moreno donated $200
April 14

Continue with your goals!

Jessica Hom donated $20
April 13
Craig Rawe donated $20
April 13

Go, Jesse! You are an incredible student!

Sarah Salazar donated $20
April 13

Way to go Jesse! I believe in you!

Anonymous donated $50
April 13

Good luck!!

Jose Aboytes donated $60
April 12
El Hormiga Garcia donated $50
April 11

go Jessi!! lol

Jon Haller donated $100
April 10

You should be proud of yourself!

Miguel Arias donated $90
April 10

We should help him make his dream reality.

Mayra Ibanez donated $50
April 9
Anonymous donated $10
April 8
Ruben Martinez donated $100
April 7

I hope this small donation helps you reach your goal!!

Margarita Santillan donated $100
April 7
Anonymous donated $1
April 7
Margarita Santillan donated $25
April 7

Mi abrazos y besitos a mi abogado. Te deseo que reúnes el dinero para poder ir al campamento!

Jennifer Benda donated $25
April 6

I think you are a well spoken and articulate young man! I enjoy talking to you and believe you can do whatever you set your mind too! Good Luck!

Anonymous donated $25
April 6
Student Contribution donated $199
April 6
Education Unlimited
Anonymous donated $553
April 6
Ms. Nishimura started this campaign
April 6
Jesus was accepted into Wishbone!
January 29