Oakland Student With Heartbreaking Past Aims High, Strives To Help OthersBeing 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 PreviewEvery year, their faces stand out in the crowd - young, eager, and grateful.
Nigerian Immigrant Emerges From Challenging Childhood As Top ScholarWhen 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 StintThe 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 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.

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