Peter Martin, owner of Johnston Street Java in Lafayette, developed a relationship with SLCC almost a decade ago, through his belief in the value of Acadiana’s community college.
In 2013, Martin created an annual scholarship to less financial constraints on full-time students. A year later, he opened a café near SLCC’s Lafayette campus, “Cafe 329,” to serve the college community and provide a place to study, meet, and relax. Martin’s cafe quickly became SLCC’s unofficial coffee shop and hangout.
Martin was also the brainchild and main sponsor of the SLCC Foundation’s first event, Striding for Scholarships 5K, which raises critical scholarship funds for SLCC students. He supports the college by providing refreshments for college events. He is already brainstorming his next big fundraising idea for SLCC.
Thank you Peter for your continued support of South Louisiana Community College!