Students Rising Above Annual Gala Fundraiser Goes Online With 'Hamilton' Star Darnell AbrahamIt was a much smaller affair than the galas of years past, but Students Rising Above's 17th annual fundraiser at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco brought star power with a lot of heart.
Oakland Entrepreneur Walks The Walk When Advising On Overcoming Pandemic Impact On BusinessTevah El Emmet is a bit of a showman and definitely an entrepreneur. His tremendous communication skills and business acumen are on full display in a series of videos he produced that offer simple yet sound advice for small business owners hit hard by COVID-19.
Oakland College Student, Aspiring Artist Makes Mark On City's Downtown With Breonna Taylor MuralKathy Liang's mural tribute to Breonna Taylor keeps watch over Oakland's downtown. The haunting portrait was painted to inspire others to learn more about its subject.
Exchange Student Returns Home After COVID Cancellation To Learn Impact Of Social UpheavalParis Soares is still smarting after her recent trip home from South Africa as her study abroad program was abruptly cut short by COVID-19. She received the news by email.
Bay Area College Student, Foster Child Overcomes Challenge Of COVID-19 Shutdown Of CampusOdalis Millan's sophomore year at Sonoma State University began as the trip of a lifetime, as she left home to study abroad in Spain. Then COVID-19 hit and the country went into quarantine. The study abroad program shut down and Millan, along with her classmates, frantically made plans to get back to the United States.
Student Lands Cut-Rate San Francisco Hotel Room After Campus Closed Down Because Of COVID-19Jesse Hernandez Jr. headed down the hall to his temporary home, a hotel room at the Hilton near San Francisco's Chinatown.
Bay Area College Grad Finds Job Prospects Daunting In Age Of PandemicA Bay Area college grad's long-anticipated graduation ceremony has been canceled. But it's her future job prospects that she worries about the most.
Anonymous Donors Wipe Out College Debt For 400 Bay Area Students Who Rose AboveA group of anonymous donors, moved by stories of students overcoming the direst of circumstances to succeed in their college and work careers, has given hundreds of them an eye-popping gift which could move them to even higher levels.
UC Berkeley Student Learns To Adapt, Stays Engaged With Video-Blogging During Shelter-In-PlaceLike many college kids, Jocelyn Gama is studying online at home, but she's also found a creative way to stay in touch with others as we all shelter in place.
Students Rising Above Organization Helping Lift Struggling Students During Coronavirus PandemicWhen we first met Students Rising Above Scholar Ysabella Donlan last fall, the then 21-year-old junior was looking forward to the year ahead at University of California, Santa Cruz. Now she's at home, finishing her classes on line, far away from her support system at school. It's a situation she never expected to be in, and one she has found to be difficult.
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.