Our Views: Beacons of hope — Scholars Haven and Centralia Community Foundation


In a world filled with uncertainties and obstacles, it is truly inspiring to see the rise of organizations that bring hope dedicated to supporting those in need and nurturing the aspirations of our generation.

Among these lights shines Scholars Haven, a group founded and focused on assisting high school students in the Centralia School District.

The recently formed effort will lead to housing for eight homeless students in the district so far. The students will be placed in apartments at Centralia College where they will be enrolled in at least one course to provide eligibility for the housing. The effort has been made possible through cooperation between the City of Centralia, Lewis County, the college, the United Way of Lewis County and several local residents and leaders.

At Scholars Haven, their mission goes beyond providing help; it reflects a belief in the life-changing impact of education and the inherent value of every young individual regardless of their living situation.

They offer resources along with an environment where students can thrive academically and personally.

The accomplishments of Scholars Haven are made thanks to the backing of generous donors who share their vision for a better tomorrow. Today, we want to highlight one of our supporters; the Centralia Community Foundation.

Established in 2016 to bring change to Centralia and its neighboring areas, the Centralia Community Foundation has been instrumental in Scholars Havens' journey. Their dedication to investing in opportunities and career pathways for the community perfectly aligns with the principles cherished by Scholars Haven.

The Centralia Community Foundation recently donated more than $12,000 to Scholars Haven, showcasing its commitment to our youth’s wellbeing and future prospects. This generous gift will provide high school students the stability and support necessary to complete their high school education and create opportunities for the future.

Scholars Haven is immensely grateful to the Centralia Community Foundation for its support and belief in their cause.

Together they are shaping a brighter tomorrow for our community one student at a time. To learn more about the foundation, visit https://centraliacf.org.

Let us come together as a community to stand behind these advocates of change backing their mission to create a world where every young individual can chase their aspirations without hindrance. Collectively, we can bring about change and instill hope for generations.

To learn more about Scholars Haven, visit https://tinyurl.com/3jjb82ay.