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Mission & History

Mission and Vision

META (Making Education the Answer) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships and mentorship to Latino youth in Southern California with the vision of increasing the opportunities for Latinos to become successful business and community leaders.

Our History

META was founded in 2000 to address the community need that existed to increase the number of Latinos from Southern California attending and graduating from four year colleges and universities.

Bob Mairena, CEO of Office Solutions, one of the top 100 Hispanic owned businesses in the nation, provided the impetus for the organization's founding.  He reached out to a select group of business associates and META was born. Today, the organization has grown from a handful of friends interested in raising scholarship funds for local Latino students, to an organization that has the vision to make a large scale impact in the Southern California community. 

Today, META provides college scholarships and mentoring to students attending colleges and universities across the country. META scholarship recipients are active participants in their communities and share the desire to continue to provide more students the opportunities that were afforded to them by META.