UC Merced Scholar Excels at Math and Engineering Despite HardshipsFor some college students math can be a bore, but for Jair Martinez, it's a way to focus on problem solving skills in the classroom and in life, especially in tough situations.
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.