Students Rising Above
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- Former Student Rising Above Comes Full Circle To Lead Others In Helping Those In Need For Lorna Contreras-Townsend working for Students Rising Above is much more than a job. Ten years ago, she was a student rising above herself.
- Student Rising Above Takes Care Of Mom, Academics At Same Time Imani Evans has grown up watching diabetes devastate her mother, one complication at a time.
- Student Rising Above Goes From 'Vagabond' To College-Bound NASA Intern Andre Gomes is only 18-years-old but he already has hands-on experience with rocket science, as an intern at NASA. It was the perfect summer experience for someone like Andre, who wants to be an engineer.
- Despite Absent Parents, Shuttling Between Homes, Resilient East Palo Alto HS Grad Heads To Wesleyan Deja sums up her attitude this way: “Knowing everything I’ve been through and knowing that I can continue to keep going. That’s resilience. That’s my favorite word, resilence."
- Oakland Teen Overcomes Homelessness, Foster Homes To Graduate As Valedictorian; Headed To Yale OAKLAND (KPIX 5) -- Carlene Ervin graduated Valedictorian from Aspire Cal Prep Academy in Berkeley, to much applause. In her commencement speech, she quoted from one of her favorite books by Dr. Seuss, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” Today is your...