Founded in 2017, The Her Vaga Bound Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and empowers BIPOC women in academia and beyond by increasing access, supporting retention, and celebrating their resiliency

HVBR also houses the Vagas With Degrees Scholarship Foundation which financially empowers BIPOC women by providing scholarships and financial resources to support their academic endeavors 

We are ecstatic to announce our HVBR X NEV BEST START scholarship application is now open! This year, our scholarships are only open to BIPOC women community members of the following cities in the Northeast Valley:

Sylmar, San Fernando, Pacoima and Arleta.


We have pledged to award 21 academic scholarships totaling $28,000 to BIPOC women in Sylmar, San Fernando, Pacoima and Arleta, in pursuit of their academic dreams!


Please review Eligibility and Requirements below before applying. We are looking forward to reviewing your application!



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Northeast Valley Best Start Social Resources Project and Her Vaga Bound Roots present:

Vagando Towards Empowerment

We are thrilled to share that Her Vaga Bound Roots (HVBR) was recently awarded Los Angeles Education Partnership's Northeast Valley Best Start Social Resources Project NEV $45,000 grant and will be launching ‘Vagando Towards Empowerment’ this Fall 2021. HVBR will execute four workshops that are centered on education equity & mental health awareness, and will also be awarding 21 academic scholarships totaling $28,000 dollars in scholarships to BIPOC women community members of the Northeast Valley in pursuit of their academic dreams. 

The Northeast Valley Best Start Community: Participatory Budgeting Social Resource Project awarded four applicant agencies/organizations a one-year grant of $45,000 in community funding. NEV’s Social Resources Project is focused on providing families in the communities of Pacoima, San Fernando, Arleta, and Sylmar with programs that will help meet their needs via workshops, new projects, and professional services. The funds will be used to meet the following identified needs: Education, Mental Health, Technology, and Wellness.

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