Bay Area Students Turning Life's Hardships Into Academic Excellence90 percent of our Students Rising Above scholars graduate college within four-and-a-half years. Here's an update on two students are on their way to that success: Tommy Saephan and Damont Hardnett.
Still Rising: Bay Area Students Continue Overcoming Long OddsIt’s a new year and a good time to check in on three of our rising stars who are now in college: one who had to work full-time to support himself, another who rose above homelessness, and a third who talked himself out of suicide after coming out.
Oakland Teen Takes Charge Of Family Amid Crises, Continues To Excel In SchoolFrom taking care of her cancer-stricken mother, to raising her siblings, to performing household chores normally done by a parent, an Oakland high school student is amazing and inspiring to those around her.
Redwood City Teen Overcomes Bullying To Help Other VictimsJulissa Cruz Guitierrez looks confident and in control as she and her team partner stand in front of their AP Government class, leading a discussion.
Bay Area Teens Overcome Poverty, Hardship On Way College Education100 percent of the teenagers in the Students Rising Above program are graduating and headed to college. Here are three of their stories.
Richmond Teen Had To Grow Up Fast, Fighting Poverty To Excel At School - And LifePrecious 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.
San Rafael Student's Journey To Graduation Began In Guatemala With Her Mother's MurderDeborah "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.
Bay Area Student Rose Above Poverty To Success As New York Attorney Helping The PoorA 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.
Homeless Student Who Lived In A San Jose Barbershop Graduates Law School, Now Helps The PoorPatrick 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.
Once Homeless Peninsula Student Comes Full Circle, Helping Others Find HousingWhen 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.
Determined Richmond Student With 16 Housemates And No Home Computer Maintains Near-Perfect GPAOne Richmond high school student with a near-perfect GPA manages to get his homework done despite having no home computer and 16 housemate.
Wendy Tokuda's Recipe For Her Thanksgiving 'Jook'KPIX 5's Wendy Tokuda shares a recipe of her favorite Thanksgiving meal...