Sebastopol Student Overcomes Mother's Medical ChallengeMany mothers and daughters have close relationships and they call themselves "best friends."
Richmond Student Soars Past Broken Home, Poverty Toward Ivy League DreamAs well as she manages her academic life, Jacqueline Rojas' home life has been much more unpredictable. She admits she’s had dark days - or rather, years.
New Year, New Ambitions For SRA Scholars2017 will be a life-changing year for many students rising above: graduation, college, a job, stability. SRA scholars shared their hopes for the new year with Sherry Hu.
Students Rising Above Holiday SpecialStudents Rising Above scholars and alumni gather together to share their holiday wishes.
SF Education Official, Startup CEO Recalls Emergence From Troubled YouthAfter he lost the first election, Students Rising Above Class of 2003 alumnus Stevon Cook was on the fence about running again for the San Francisco Board of Education.
East Bay Student Becomes Coding Whiz After Tough ChildhoodTechnology is more than a hobby for Abel Regalado. It’s his salvation.
From Top Student To Rock Bottom, Richmond Teen Now Back On Road To SuccessOnly a few years ago, Richmond's John F. Kennedy High School student Alejandra Pulido didn’t even give college a thought. But now she tells us, “a lot has changed,” which is no understatement.
Oakland Teen Emerges From Abuse, Homelessness To Become Honor StudentA teenager who endured years of abuse, a broken family and homelessness has left her past behind and is now envisioning a future full of possibilities.
Family Dream Carries Immigrant Through Hardship To UC Santa Cruz DiplomaShe didn’t speak any English when she arrived in the Bay Area at the age of 14. Through many hardships, including poverty and isolation, Ana Avalos has become the first in her family to graduate from college.
Cal Grad Student, Victim Of Broken Home, Now Child Social Welfare SpecialistSophie is in a unique position for the work that she does. She supports many young people who, like her, come from broken families.
Student Overcomes Homelessness, Domestic Violence To Become OverachieverBy her professional-looking demeanor, you’d never guess she survived childhood challenges that could be enough to make an adult lose hope.
Students Learn Leadership Skills In SF City Internship ProgramTwo Students Rising Above participants are finding out the inner workings of city government and critical leadership skills through a unique college intership program.