San Ysidro Vanguard Education Foundation was recently awarded a $25,000 grant by the Walmart State Giving Program. The Foundation is a local nonprofit working to ensure that area children are enabled to reach academic success and also encourages bi-national efforts to increase understanding among Hispanic young people of the importance of education. The funds will support the Foundation’s after-school program at three schools within the San Ysidro School District. The Foundation’s program serves the students of San Ysidro by providing them with mentorship and tutoring services to improve English proficiency, increase school attendance, and promote student interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.