CAMINOS Pathways Learning Center

Mission: Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, CAMINOS Pathways Learning Center provides access to technology and computer training to low-income immigrant women to create opportunities for self and economic improvement. Caminos classes provide job training and leadership opportunities for students and its computer-repair shop provides services to the community.

Approach: Full Circle Fund’s Technology Impact Circle team helped Caminos to build capacity by strengthening its marketing and fundraising tools. Specifically, Full Circle Fund assisted Caminos with upgrading its outdated database with assistance from Full Circle Fund grant partner CompuMentor/TechSoup. Members helped to connect Caminos’ leadership with the Wireless Expert Council advising San Francisco’s TechConnect project to provide the organization access and exposure to City leadership and potential funders.


  • Full Circle Fund’s involvement has enable Caminos to create a promotional video, a set of professional-quality marketing materials, compelling student testimonials for use in fundraising and further board development.

  • Members assisted in creating a new governance structure designed to improve fundraising.

  • Following Full Circle Fund’s grant Caminos now has an expanded and up-to-date database for tracking results and benchmarks.

  • "The Full Circle Team has been so dedicated to building Caminos’ capacity – from promoting fundraisers, drafting marketing collateral, securing database consultants, and helping with our newsletter. Full Circle has become an important part of our long-term sustainability.” - Sister Petra Chavez, Founders and Executive Director, Caminos/Pathways Learning Center


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