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Flame Monroe
Summer Fundraising Event

Sunday July 28, 2024 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our Mission

Our mission is to focus on reducing and eliminating predatory student loan debt for those with careers in PUBLIC SERVICE including education and nonprofit professionals.

Success Stories 

Our Focus

Non-Profit Professionals

Public Leaders focus on cultivating, pioneering, and sustaining our communities in order to ensure a better future.

Educational Professionals

Educators play an important role in training, developing, and teaching integral development for all students to excel in the future.

In Need Of Assistance?

Do you deserve freedom from financial stress and worry less about the future? Also, have pride in your educational choices and to be hopeful about your future?

You Need Elbow Room!

If you are need of assistance with your Public Service Loan Forgiveness Application

or understanding your repayment options, we can help.

Colorful Disks

Holly Johnson Friar

Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Holly Johnson Friar had a career in healthcare, serving as Co-Founder and CMO,  at Ace (Horizon) Home Health and Hospice Corporation. Preceding this venture Holly was the Vice President at North Star Alliance, a holding company for a health club and a real estate development portfolio.  Holly has served as Vice President and Membership Chair, NAASC San Francisco/ Bay Area, as well as Past Western Region Chair Spelman College Parents Association. She is an active member of BNI and The Links, a Certified Member of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and frequently volunteers with the Alameda County Food Bank. Holly is passionate about the current student loan debt crisis. "Everyone knows someone who has been impacted by student loan debt. We must create permanent solutions to this crisis which disproportionately impacts black women."


Thank You To Our Individual
Donors & Corporate Partners.

Foundation Details 

Elbow Room: The Movement to End Student Loan Debt, Inc. is operating as a CA non-profit public benefit corporation using  federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Sections 501(c)(3), 170, 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Elbow Room: The Movement to End Student Loan Debt are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. (EIN: 86-1986002)

Elbow Room on Social Media

On social media, we get the conversation going and so many find their way to Elbow Room where they register for assistance. Learn more by clicking here.

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