Cristal Salcido attended La Quinta High School (LQHS) and was a part of the school's Medical Health Academy. Upon graduating from high school, she received several scholarships, including one from the Medical Health Academy at LQHS and OneFuture Coachella Valley.
Cristal attended College of the Desert and received an associate's degree in biology. She went on to intern with OneFuture and received her bachelor's degree in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She then returned to the Coachella Valley to provide program support for the Riverside County Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, and to facilitate the commission's Strengthening Families Program.
Meet Sara Kamoei, a four-year OneFuture Coachella Valley (OFCV) scholarship recipient who, along with her sisters Bahareh and Bita Kamoei, is making a difference in the Coachella Valley, one high school scholarship recipient at a time. Sara fondly remembers the day she received news of the scholarship and appreciated the whole new support system that acted as a second family–always answering any questions and reaching out to make sure she was doing well.
Sara, Bahareh and Bita are all graduates from Coachella Valley High School (CVHS) and make up the successful team behind BBS Brokers Realty, a family-owned real estate agency in Palm Desert. Currently, BBS Brokers Realty is hard at work, fundraising for next year's scholarship recipients. Their goal is to continue to raise scholarships in an effort to reach even more deserving students, OFCV has partnered with BBS Brokers Realty and is proud to match all funds raised to help support CVHS students.