Students Rising Above
Our Featured Students
- Bay Area Student Rose Above Poverty To Success As New York Attorney Helping The Poor A former SRA, alum himself, New York attorney Patrick Armstrong returned to the Bay Area to deliver an inspiring speech to a sold-out audience at the Students Rising Above gala.
- Homeless Student Who Lived In A San Jose Barbershop Graduates Law School, Now Helps The Poor Patrick Armstrong was often homeless and sometimes hungry, as he grew up in San Jose, living in the barbershop where his parents worked. Now, he's graduated law school and working to help the poor, thanks to Students Rising Above.
- Once Homeless Peninsula Student Comes Full Circle, Helping Others Find Housing When we first met Nathan six years ago, he was basically homeless. He has come full circle and a perfect employee for the job because he understands what his clients going through.
- Gay, Latino Santa Rosa Student Overcomes Adversity To Become 1st In His Family To Attend College SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) -- During his lunch break at Roseland University Prep in Santa Rosa, Regino Rodriguez meets with the Social Justice Club. He has a lot to share. He is Latino and comes from a low-income family. He lives with seven other people in...
- Alumni At Oakland's Fremont High Help Fill In The Gaps The books and papers sit in stacks on the floor in the library at Fremont High in East Oakland, while many of the shelves are empty. It’s been shut down for more than six years.