Check out this exclusive interview with our founder, Kenshara!
Who we are
Craving For A Change Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was created in 2019 by Kenshara Cravens. Craving For A Change Foundation was created due to the experiences that the founder had as a first-generation college student.
Those experiences included needing assistance with college applications, FAFSA, and funding for school. The Cougar to Cougar Scholarship as given 2 years prior to the founding of the foundation. While the current scholarship is limited to one high school, the goal is to expand to all schools in Galveston County within the next three years.
We provide services for transitional assistance for ages 14-20. This includes individualized assistance with different tasks that are applicable to the child. Some of these services include: FAFSA assistance, college application assistance, college preparation, scholarship funding, career exploration, mentorship and the cougar to cougar scholarship.
We also provide healthcare literacy programs to senior citizens. We offer individualized assistance that includes: Medicare enrollment assistance, Medicaid application and finding doctors among other services.
We also provide outreach services to the homeless population.
Kenshara, can you briefly walk us through your story- how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a social worker, it’s a natural thing to want to give back, we care about humanity and change. So, one day I was talking to my now boyfriend who has a scholarship that he gives to his high school, and he told me about that and I was like, “wow, I want to do something like that”.
Craving For A Change Foundation seeks to inspire the future generations of our community with essential programs, resources and scholarship funding needed. This will be used to help high school senior’s with their first steps in their collegiate journey.
The Craving For A Change Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of services to the community to aide in different areas. Some of those areas are scholarships, education resources, college preparedness assistance and mentorship.
The mission of Craving For A Change Foundation, Inc. is to provide a change in our community by way of education, scholarships and support.
Cougar to Cougar Testimonial
My name is Jazmine Nelson and I’m a La Marque High School graduate of 2018. Upon my graduation I was awarded the Cougar to Cougar scholarship to assist me in my upcoming undergraduate years. The scholarship helped me significantly as I come from a single parent household and large funds for things such as college aren’t always easy to come by. I’m now a senior Biology major and Psychology minor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and I’ve come a long way from that high school senior. The scholarship allowed me to attend school and to embrace the culture here on campus. I’m now an officer in the Pre-Medical Society and also a member of the Rowdy Corps community-based work program. I’ve found time to make many friends and network with many people that can help me in my future. I’ve also used my time to give back to the San Antonio community by devoting many hours to community service and community outreach. The Cougar to Cougar scholarship helped me to make my dreams as high school student a reality and I’m forever grateful to have been a recipient.
Jazmine Nelson, Cougar to Cougar Scholarship Recipient