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.
Coronavirus Update: East Bay Reporter, Former War Refugee Offers Perspective On Sheltering In PlaceAs a young child Musadiq Bidar lived through a war in his home country, and he has some words of wisdom and comfort for those struggling with the current coronavirus pandemic, and shelter-in-place order.
Concord Man, Former Afghan Refugee Now A Reporter Covering US Presidential CampaignA man who survived the Afghanistan War and refugee ordeal as a child and became a top scholar after settling with his family in the East Bay is now a reporter covering the US presidential campaign for CBS News.
Concord Man From Afghanistan Survives Taliban War, Refugee Ordeal To Graduate From CollegeAfter surviving war in his homeland as a boy along with years as a refugee in hopeless conditions, a young Afghan man whose family resettled in Concord has graduated from college and is now setting his sights even higher.