Students Rising Above
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- Oakland Student Excels After Grandmother Steps In For Missing Parents When Tanesha Walker crossed the stage during graduation ceremonies at UCLA, this year, she carried a lot of people with her. “I do feel like a lot of people just helped me across the journey,” she said.
- SJSU Grad's Life Journey Fit For Movie Script; Cannes Entry Helping Foster Youth Monical Lewelling's life journey is a lesson to others in perseverance and overcoming odds - as well as the inspiration of an award-winning short film,
- 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...