Students Rising Above
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- Oakland Students Using 'Life-Changing' Medical Internships To Springboard Into Success Jorge Ruiz and Yessenia Reyna were two Students Rising Above who spent the summer as interns with the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.
- SF Student Rising Above Fends Off Hunger, Homelessness Risk To Set Example Of College Success For Family At a small liberal arts school in Minnesota, Jacky Lu did something no one else in his family has done before: he graduated from Carleton College with a degree in Biology.
- Students Rising Above Teach Low-Income Kids How To Code (KPIX 5) -- Good computer literacy is vital nowadays, especially in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Stevon Cook knows this firsthand. He is the CEO of Mission Bit, a small startup with big goal: bridging the technical divide by teaching...
- Concord Man From Afghanistan Survives Taliban War, Refugee Desperation To Graduate From College After surviving war in his homeland as a boy along with years as a refugee in hopeless conditions, a young Afghan man whose family resettled in Concord has graduated from college and is now setting his sights even higher.
- Bay Area Teens Overcome Poverty, Hardship On Way College Education 100 percent of the teenagers in the Students Rising Above program are graduating and headed to college. Here are three of their stories.