Helping Youth Achieve their Potential

Pablo and Cora Tellez Started a Scholarship Fund

The well known proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime,” has always resonated with Pablo and Cora Tellez.

The Pablo Tellez Scholarship Fund at The San Francisco Foundation identifies young Latino men and women in public high schools who, with some help, can come into their leadership skills. The scholarship focuses on students with potential, who wouldn’t otherwise be recognized through the usual standard levels of measurement such as a high grade point average.

Pablo and Cora believe that by enabling people through education, they learn how to build their personal capacity and can become self-sufficient and independent.

“We see this scholarship as one way to help some of these young men and women who are diamonds in the rough move towards accomplishing self-sufficiency, independence, and control of their lives.”