“I’m going to college!”
The East Bay Community Foundation is proud to work with the Oakland Promise, a cradle-to-career initiative that aims to triple the number of college graduates from Oakland within the next decade. Each year, about 5,000 children begin kindergarten in Oakland, yet fewer than 500 12th graders graduate a 2 or 4-year college within 6 years of high school graduation each year. We want to help make college the reality.
Read about the Oakland Promise’s fruitful efforts in their 2nd Annual Report. In only a year and a half, we have seen a 7% improvement in 2 -year and 4-year college enrollment, 20,000+ students have enrolled, and 700 have been sent to college with scholarships.
“Without my mentor, I do not think I would be in college today. Now I am at Cal State East Bay with a 3.5 GPA and from here I will only get better. When I think of the challenges that I went through and that other Oakland kids like me are going through, it makes me happy to know that they’ll have the support of Oakland Promise…”
– Rickey Jackson, Oakland Tech alum, current CSU East Bay Student
If you would like more information, or would like to contribute via your donor advised fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 836-3223.
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