Students Rising Above
Our Featured Students
- Oakland Student With Heartbreaking Past Aims High, Strives To Help Others Being a student director on the Oakland school board is a warm up. Because Darius Aikens says his goal is to become the city’s mayor.
- 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."