From University Grad to Community College - North Bay Scholar Keeps Adding New Skills To RepertoireMany students find themselves questioning their career paths after graduation from college. Vicki Diaz Rodes found herself looking close to home for her future job success.
Richmond College Grads Uplifts Her Hometown Through JournalismAs a DACA recipient, María Fernanda Bernal's passion for social justice is personal. And the young reporter's beat is her own backyard.
SRA Scholar Uses Camera to Help Photo Subjects Heal from TraumaMost of us have heard the old adage that a picture tells the story of a thousand words. Paulo Orozco would agree, because he uses his camera as a tool to tell the stories of others in need.
Saxophone Soothes South Bay Scholar As He Steers Through Stressful DaysFor many of us, the pandemic has been an incredibly stressful time, and for some young people missed opportunities like graduation and time with friends have added to their collective heartache.
Students Rising Above: Oakland Scholar, Mom Share Strong BondMost parents hope when a child goes off to college they will hear from them at least once in a while. For Abigail Santiago, calling home is a daily comfort for both her and her family.
Oakland Scholar Gets a Second Chance at a Rare OpportunityOne moment can change a person's life. For Oakland student Dymond Allen, that moment almost didn't happen.
East Bay Student Learns Importance of Self-Care Before Heading to HBCUWhile many Students Rising Above scholars are high achievers and always on the go, Rodaisha James discovered that slowing down and self-care are also paths to success after experiencing a major loss.
Students Rising Above: Oakland Scholar Finds Peace of Mind in NatureFor many people, being outside in nature can be a calming experience during tough times. That is also true for Students Rising Above scholar America Cadena, who has found her peace at a very special East Bay farm.
Students Rising Above: East Bay Scholar Excels at Science and SoccerFor many students, science classes can be a challenge. But for this week's Students Rising Above scholar, science is his second favorite pastime next to soccer.
SRA: East Bay Student Shares Story Of Mom's Struggles With Mental IllnessOn a recent Saturday morning, self-proclaimed daredevil Alyssa Burton booked ocean-related activities for a future vacation.
Oakland Scholar Heads To College Seeking To Serve OthersFor many incoming college freshman this summer will be their last at home before heading off to campus, where most will experience freedom and independence for the first time. But for Grace Chu, both are already second nature as self-reliance is a skill she learned early on.
San Francisco Scholar's Story Attracts Attention From Dream CollegeFor nearly two decades KPIX 5 has been telling the stories of Students Rising Above scholars and their amazing achievements. But we've never been a part of a story before until now.
Bay Area College Grad Aims to Use Music for Activism, Social ChangeFor many of us, music can be a source of healing, stress relief and - of course - happiness and joy. But for San Francisco native John-Paul Mackey or J.P. as he likes to be called, music is his chosen tool for social change and community understanding.
North Bay College Student Helps Fellow Scholars Reap Rewards Sowed By Immigrant ParentsMany young people struggle to fit in at college, but for first-generation students, basics like networking and even off-campus meals can be out of reach. It's a situation Students Rising Above scholar Cindy Escobar is seeking to change.
South Bay Woman Overcomes Childhood Tragedy to ExcelThis week's Students Rising Above scholar experienced a tragedy no child should ever have to go through when she was just six years old.
Bay Area Scholars 'Walk the Walk' To Support Community That Helped Them SucceedFor more than 20 years, KPIX 5 has brought viewers the stories of Students Rising Above scholars. These amazing young people have faced incredible challenges on the way to college success and beyond. Recently, the organization held its annual fundraiser, which was also a heartfelt homecoming for some very special SRA alums.
East Palo Alto Woman Channels Family Heartache Into Helping OthersCarina Bustos weathered a tough family break-up, but turned heartache into a passion for helping others.
Napa Scholar's Fighting Spirit Has Her Overcoming All ObstaclesClaudia Yanet Garcia has learned not to let anyone or anything hold her back; it's a can-do spirit that shines through in every part of her life, especially when she steps into the ring.