HONORING THE NICHOLAS ACADEMIC CENTER; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 98
(Extensions of Remarks - June 13, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  Mr. CORREA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Nicholas Academic 
Center in Santa Ana, California. The Nicholas Academic Center is an 
after-school tutoring and mentoring program that first opened in 2008. 
Now with three centers opened throughout the city, high school students 
have been given the opportunity to have a safe and nurturing space 
where they can receive academic and study assistance, emotional 
support, mentoring and social services to prepare students as they 
pursue their educational goals at an institution of higher learning.
  The Nicholas Academic Center was established by Henry T. Nicholas Ill 
and Judge Jack K. Mandel in 2008. Their goal was to establish a center 
where all the necessary tools could be provided to underprivileged 
students for them to succeed in the future. The Nicholas Academic 
Center has provided students with academic assistance, college 
connections, and scholarship opportunities. Staff member are also 
highly qualified and dedicated to helping students succeed not only in 
high school but also through college.
  Today, the Nicholas Academic Center has served more than 1,500 
students in their 10-

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year-history and their students have been awarded nearly $60 Million in 
scholarships and grants. Due to the help received from the center, 
students have been accepted to some of the nation's most prestigious 
institutions, like University of California, Los Angeles, University of 
Notre Dame, Stanford University and Harvard University. With 95 percent 
of the graduates being Latino, 90 percent of these graduates are first-
generation college students. Out of the Nicholas Academic Center's 2018 
graduating class consisting of 195 students, 100 percent of the class 
will be attending college this Fall.
  The services provided by the Nicholas Academic Center would not be 
possible without the generosity of Dr. Nicholas Ill through the Henry 
T. Nicholas Ill Foundation, who has donated $14.3 million dollars to 
the center over the past ten years.
  Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize the Nicholas Academic Center 
who has dedicated the past decade to helping underprivileged students