Make Change Count for Schools

About the Program

Make Change Count for Schools began in 2015, when founders Alex Wu and Sohan Subhash were inspired by a program known as Make Change Count, based in downtown San Diego, that collects donations to benefit the homeless using repurposed parking meters. They created Make Change Count for Schools (MCCFS), which today seeks to create an effective and convenient funding platform for local schools that involves active community participation. MCCFS, with help from local sponsors and San Diego-based parking technology company IPS Group, installs repurposed parking meters on school campuses at the administration’s discretion. We at MCCFS hope our program will provide a more creative, sustainable, and hassle-free fundraising option for local schools.

MCCFS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 81-4421119.

Our Team

Chaitanya Kore

Vishnu Subhash

Coordinator for Westwood Elementary School and Promotions

I’m a senior at Westview High School.

Email: evishnusubhash@gmail.com

Lucas Liu

Lucas Liu

Coordinator for Rolling Hills Elementary school

I'm a senior at Westview High School. I'm interested in computer science and graphic design, and want to use my skills to help schools obtain the resources they need through consistent funding. Outside of school, I tutor students in humanities and play violin in a symphony.

Email: lucasliu@makechangecountforschools.org

Srinidhi Malavalli

Srinidhi Malavalli

Coordinator for Canyon View Elementary school

I'm a senior at Westview High School, and a member of Robotics, CSF, and the tennis team. As a part of Make Change Count for Schools, I hope to help schools fulfill their fundraising goals with our unique donation meter technology. I hope to make a positive impact on my community through MCCFS.

Email: srinidhimalavalli@makechangecountforschools.org

Our Alumni

Sohan Subhash

Sohan Subhash

Co-Founder

I'm a freshman majoring in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. I'm interested in computers and product design, but also enjoy learning about European history and architecture. Through Make Change Count for Schools, I hope I can help my community by enabling our schools to run innovative fundraising programs.

Alex Wu

Alex Wu

Co-Founder

I'm a freshman majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I'm involved in a wide variety of clubs and love to play volleyball. I hope to make a meaningful impact on the community and its schools through Make Change Count for Schools.

Chaitanya Kore

Chaitanya Kore

Coordinator for Westwood Elementary School and Promotions

I’m a senior at Westview High School. I enjoy developing my experience in business management through this program, and hope to sustain it as an active organization that is constantly connecting to and servicing schools. Outside of work and school, I am an avid history, politics, and sports buff.

Email: chaitanyakore@makechangecountforschools.org

Lucas Liu

Lucas Liu

Coordinator for Rolling Hills Elementary school

I'm a senior at Westview High School. I'm interested in computer science and graphic design, and want to use my skills to help schools obtain the resources they need through consistent funding. Outside of school, I tutor students in humanities and play violin in a symphony.

Email: lucasliu@makechangecountforschools.org

Srinidhi Malavalli

Srinidhi Malavalli

Coordinator for Canyon View Elementary school

I'm a senior at Westview High School, and a member of Robotics, CSF, and the tennis team. As a part of Make Change Count for Schools, I hope to help schools fulfill their fundraising goals with our unique donation meter technology. I hope to make a positive impact on my community through MCCFS.

Email: srinidhimalavalli@makechangecountforschools.org