Giving back to the agricultural communities who have given us so much

Raising the Bar for our Youth

The REAP Foundation was formed in 2009 by a collective of local farming families. The intention was to help the rural immigrant community access the pathway to success through achievement in education.  REAP is proud to partner with Lindsay Unified School District and Cutler Orosi Joint Unified School District. When REAP was first being conceived, it was determined that the program would best work in a district where REAP could support and build upon what had already been established. Both Lindsay and Cutler Orosi are districts in rural farming communities that strive to give their students a great education and promote a college going culture. The REAP program has been going strong in Lindsay since 2009 and in Cutler Orosi since 2016.

Our Communities

REAP began in 2009 at the Lindsay Unified School District and expanded to Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District in 2016. Lindsay High School celebrated it’s first REAP graduating class in 2013 and Cutler-Orosi celebrated theirs in 2020.

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Lindsay School District Logo

Results in Lindsay

Over the years, REAP has been a successful program implemented in the community of Lindsay. Our commitment to our students manifests itself in different ways, but below are just a few ways to calculate their success.

Over $1.6 million in REAP scholarship funds have been awarded to Lindsay graduates.

The Lindsay REAP program has helped over 1,000 parents of poverty realize that college is a possibility and a reality for their children. 

75% of Lindsay High School graduates enrolled in college following graduation.  Lindsay has the second highest UC and CSU matriculation of any district in Tulare County.
Lindsay currently has over 20 LHS REAP alumni who are completing college with the intent to return to Lindsay to become learning facilitators (teachers) for the Lindsay Unified School District; demonstrating true commitment, and leadership to the community that provided an opportunity through REAP.

Lindsay REAP learners are always in the top 20 learners of their class. 

100% of Lindsay REAP learners have qualified for the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). 

Results in Orosi

Over the years, REAP has been a successful program implemented in the community of Orosi. Our commitment to our students manifests itself in different ways, but below are just a few ways to calculate their success.

73 Students met the >3.5 GPA benchmark between 7th and 12th grades.

LUSD Middle Schools hold an annual REAP Parent Night to inform families about REAP, higher education opportunities, and various types of Financial Aid

54% of 7th graders graduated with a >3.5 GPA. 49% of 8th graders graduated with a >3.5 GPA. 57% of 9th graders graduated with a >3.5 GPA. 64% of 10th graders graduated with a >3.5 GPA. 71% of 11th graders graduated with a >3.5 GPA.

“REAP has helped me strive for higher grades that I probably wouldn’t have tried for before.”

– Oscar Sevilla, ’14 graduate of Lindsay High School

By the Numbers

141

Scholarships Awarded

$1,196,625

Scholarship Dollars Awarded

710

Current students in program

55

Program alumni who have completed college