Graduating from the University of California, Berkeley is not just an academic accomplishment or simply a milestone. For Char’Leen Craner, it is a life event she made happen with willpower and grit.
100 percent of the teenagers in the Students Rising Above program are graduating and headed to college. Here are three of their...
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Berkeley Woman Attains Degrees From Boalt Law School, Yale Following Childhood In Multiple Foster Homes
After moving through seven or eight foster homes as a child, Lily Eagle Colby is graduating from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Law School, and already has a degree from Yale.
Precious Jacques is a star student at Pinole Valley High. At school, her teachers see a talented pupil with a bright future but her home life has been anything but easy.
Deborah “Gaby” Gonzalez is set to begin classes at Brandeis University this fall but her remarkable story began in poverty and violence in her native Guatemala.
Sumat Lam’s story began in Cambodia, where he escaped the killing fields. With help from Students Rising Above, he made it through Stanford.
A former SRA, alum himself, New York attorney Patrick Armstrong returned to the Bay Area to deliver an inspiring speech to a sold-out audience at the Students Rising Above gala.
Patrick Armstrong was often homeless and sometimes hungry, as he grew up in San Jose, living in the barbershop where his parents worked. Now, he’s graduated law school and working to help the poor, thanks to Students Rising Above.
When we first met Nathan six years ago, he was basically homeless. He has come full circle and a perfect employee for the job because he understands what his clients going through.
SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — During his lunch break at Roseland University Prep in Santa Rosa, Regino Rodriguez meets with the Social Justice Club. He has a lot to share. He is Latino and comes […]
The books and papers sit in stacks on the floor in the library at Fremont High in East Oakland, while many of the shelves are empty. It’s been shut down for more than six years.