"Education is the key to success...being given the reading book will make a huge difference in my life." - Turn the Page Book Fund Recipient
The Turn the Page Book Fund provides textbooks to deserving community college students who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Very often this relatively small amount of support makes the critical difference for the students between being able to move forward in a course toward their dreams, or having to drop out. In the 2017-18 academic year, 68 students had their lives changed for the better by our fund. Our vision is to steadily expand to all community colleges in Massachusetts and beyond.
Founded in 2015, we have collaborated with financial aid departments at three community colleges—Bunker Hill Community College, Cape Cod Community College, and Roxbury Community College—where staff are able to informally select students who have maxed out traditional means of financial aid and are struggling to afford required textbooks. Every student who has received books from us to date has passed his or her classes, the vast majority with an A or B result! Most recipients come from low-income backgrounds, are single parents, immigrants, or continuing education students trying to find a path to a better life. Please read some of their testimony on the Our Scholars page.
We are unique in that we convert 100% of our donors’ contributions into the very textbooks our students require, with nothing taken by Turn the Page or by our college partners. Overhead costs are covered by our executive board and through existing college infrastructures.
The Turn the Page Book Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are 100% tax deductible.