The Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation aims to support graduating high school seniors from the Fairfield-Suisun-Travis communities by connecting them with scholarship donors. The Matt Garcia Foundation – Keep the Dream Alive Scholarship is now being offered through this organization. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2020. Complete requirements and information can be found by accessing the Scholarship Guide.
Download: Scholarship Guide
Download: Student Application Form
For further information, visit: Assist-A-Grad Scholarship Foundation, Inc. or your school counseling offices.
Parents of homicide victims share experiences at Matt Garcia monument ceremony
Students at the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy on Tuesday heard personal and sometimes graphic accounts of brutal killing in the community from the loved ones of those killed. The stories were shared during an event on the school’s front lawn during the first of two ceremonies in Solano County to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
“Today more than ever we need to stand up for the victims of crime,” District Attorney Krishna Abrams said in opening the event. “Beginning at the District Attorney’s Office, we need to hold offenders accountable for their crimes, we need to ensure victims’ rights are honored, that they are kept informed, and that their voices are heard. We need to be the voice when they can’t speak.”
“As we stand together today, let’s take a moment to recognize the strength and courage of each and every one of you who have unfortunately been part of this journey in having your life turned upside down by crime,” she said. “We honor your bravery in turning tragedy into empowerment, strength and hope.”
Raymond Courtemanche, of the Matt Garcia Foundation, speaks at a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week event at the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
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Life & Legacy of Matt Garcia
Ten Years ago, September 1, 2008, tragedy struck Fairfield, Solano County, and abroad… Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia was struck by a single bullet in the back of his head that took his life. At 21 years of age, Matt Garcia was the youngest elected City official in Northern CA.
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On September 2, 2008 Matt was shot and killed by an assailant who purchased his gun at a garage sale.
Enter… The Matt Garcia Foundation who is a part sponsor for the Solano County Gun Buyback program.
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“Thank You to Kaiser Permanente and Valero Texas Open for Continued Support of The Matt Garcia Foundation."