Students Rising Above
Our Featured Students
- Students Rising Above: Overcoming The Odds To Help Others Moving day is a thrill for any first time homebuyer, but for someone who was once homeless, it is much more than that.
- Oakland Engineer, Rising Star Overcomes Lack Of Parental, Financial Support An Boeing engineer from Oakland who benefited from the Students Rising Above program described his challenging upbringing at the group's recent fundraiser.
- Concord Standout Student Overcomes Father's Death, Poverty, Violence Growing up without a father while living in dire straits amid violence did not dissuade this Student Rising Above from becoming a standout student headed to college.
- Escaping Gang Influence, Family Dysfunction; SoCal Student Excels In Bay Area A teenager who once believed his future was a dead end is the top student in his class after a change of scenery from SoCal to the Bay Area.
- SF Honors Student Helps Raise Siblings, Overcomes Abuse On Way To College A teenager who helped raise his younger siblings - and survived an abusive father and thoughts of suicide - is among the newest Student Rising Above.