Students Rising Above
Our Featured Students
- Then And Now: Students Rising Above Gala Preview Every year, their faces stand out in the crowd - young, eager, and grateful.
- Nigerian Immigrant Emerges From Challenging Childhood As Top Scholar When Nchedo Ezeokoli stepped up to the stage at Stanford University commencement exercises last year, the professor reading her name paused for a moment when he came to her name before mispronouncing it.
- Redwood City 1st Generation College Grad Pays It Forward With Peace Corps Stint The Peace Corps will be a bridge between college graduation and a career in public health for a deserving Students Rising Above alum.
- Sebastopol Student Overcomes Mother's Medical Challenge Many mothers and daughters have close relationships and they call themselves "best friends."
- Richmond Student Soars Past Broken Home, Poverty Toward Ivy League Dream As well as she manages her academic life, Jacqueline Rojas' home life has been much more unpredictable. She admits she’s had dark days - or rather, years.