When Cynthia Ramirez-Parra saw her mother hospitalized, she turned to what some may see as an unconventional place for comfort, her late father's graveside. Michelle Griego reports. (11-27-20)
Students Rising Above: Cynthia Ramirez-ParraWhen Cynthia Ramirez-Parra saw her mother hospitalized, she turned to what some may see as an unconventional place for comfort, her late father's graveside. Michelle Griego reports. (11-27-20)
Students Rising Above: Samir HookerSan Francisco SRA scholar Samir Hooker is only looking at California schools. That’s because Hooker’s mother is battling two autoimmune disorders. Michelle Griego reports. (11-20-20)
SRA Scholars Launch Online Current Events Discussion GroupWith the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most students isolated from their social support systems, many now need a creative and constructive way to express their feelings about current events. Michelle Griego reports. (11-13-20)
San Francisco Rolls Back Reopeningsan francisco rolls back reopening indoor dining gyms
Students Rising Above: Jenny HoangFind out how an East Bay student drew inspiration from her mom then found comfort in something sweet. Michelle Griego talks to SRA scholar Jenny Hoang. (10-30-20)
Students Rising Above: LaTasha BrownKPIX 5's Michelle Griego introduces us to an Oakland-based entrepreneur who has a deep faith in herself and others in this edition of Students Rising Above. (10-23-20)
Students Rising Above: Oakland Scholar And Entrepreneur Shows Deep Faith In HerselfMichelle Griego reports on Oakland student and businesswoman LaTasha Brown, who overcame health challenges to excel (10-23-2020)
Be Woke.Vote Informs, Inspires A New Generation Of Young Voters Of ColorFilmmaker Deon Taylor, co-founder of Be Woke.Vote, talks to BR host Jan Mabry about a nationwide movement to inform and inspire young people of color to vote and make their voices heard.
Mom's Rare Condition Spurs SRA Scholar to Career in Medical ResearchSRA scholar Steven Palomares' passion for science is deeply personal with his own mother's health being a primary motivation. Michelle Griego reports. (10-16-20)
SRA Scholar Returns to College, Finds Campus Transformed by COVID-19For her sophomore year, Students Rising Above scholar Madison Schmidt found a largely empty campus as her fellow students stay inside their dorm rooms, learn online and practice strict social distancing. Michelle Griego reports. (10-8-20)
Students Rising Above: A Scholar Becomes a TeacherFirst grade teacher Tanesha Walker is seeing her classroom for the first time this year but, when SRA first met her, she was in high school. Michelle Griego reports. (9-18-20)
Students Rising Above: Tevah El EmmetThis week's Students Rising Above scholar started his own business after college. Michelle Griego spoke with Tevah El Emmet about how he's using that experience to help others succeed. (8-28-20)
Students Rising Above: Kathy LiangOne scholar's commitment to social justice inspired her to help her community. Now she's using her art as a way to remember others who've lost their lives to violence. Michelle Griego reports. (8-14-20)
Teens Cope With COVID-19 Pandemic IsolationBring Change 2 Mind is a nonprofit group of 260 high school clubs nationwide that are on summer break but whose members check in with each other, sharing texts, "quaran-teen" tips, and live virtual events. Sharon Chin reports. (8-14-20)
1st Day Of Fall Classes At Oakland Unified School District Begin OnlineIt was back to school Monday for thousands of students in the Oakland Unified School District. It's all virtual, for now, as OUSD and the teacher's union try to reach a deal on how to handle the school year. Kiet Do reports. (8/10/20)
Students Rising Above: Paris SoaresParis Soares, a Bay Area student, found herself in a whirlwind when the pandemic hit. She quickly came back from studying overseas to face new challenges. Michelle Griego reports. (7-24-20)
Students Rising Above: Jesse Hernandez Jr.Thanks to Students Rising Above, Jesse Hernandez Jr. has a safe place to live and study in downtown San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic. (6-19-20)
Students Rising Above: Serena TruongLike many college seniors, this week's Students Rising Above scholar is worried about getting her first job after graduation. Michelle Griego reports. (6-5-20)
Students Rising Above: Anonymous Donor Pays Student Loan Debts For 400 College GradsThis week Students Rising Above is announcing some anonymous donors have stepped forward with a gift that will change the lives of 400 graduates. Michelle Griego tells us about the astounding announcement.
Students Rising Above: Ysabella DonlanLast fall, Ysabella Donlan was looking forward to the year ahead at UC Santa Cruz. Now she's at home,finishing her classes online. Michelle Griego reports. (4-24-20)
California Recruiting Army Of Medical Workers, Building Field Hospitals To Battle Coronavirus SurgeThe state of California is preparing for a coronavirus surge. As Kiet Do reports, in the Bay Area, the National Guard is converting many venues into medical facilities to treat patients with COVID-19.
Students Rising Above: Donza Pitre and Briggette LoweMichelle Griego has this week's edition of Students Rising Above. (3-27-20)
Don't Miss The 14th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival In Sonoma CountyMatt Brown from the Cowgirl Creamery schools Bay Area Focus host Kenny Choi about the art of cheese. He along with dozens of fromagers will be participating in the 14th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival in Sonoma County from March 27-29. For information, go to artisancheesefestival.com.
College Grad's Biracial Identity Inspires Her To Teach Others About Diversity, AcceptanceStudents Rising Above's Nyia Roberts is planning on social work as a career so she can teach young people about acceptance and diversity. And she says she's ready for the next time someone questions who she is. Christin Ayers reports. (2-12-2020)