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  • April 14, 2017SRA’s Executive Director Lynne Martin bids farewell
    It’s Been A Wonderful Ride. Thank You Very Much.  By Lynne Martin After 14 years as Executive Director of Students Rising Above (SRA), it’s time to say good-bye. I’m leaving to spend more time traveling and with my family, and I’m very pleased to be leaving the organization in such great shape. Our new Executive Director, Carolina Martín, ...
  • March 31, 2017The James Irvine Foundation Grant
    The James Irvine Foundation Grant Will Help SRA Serve Significantly More Students By Carolina Martín and Lynne Martin It’s been a terrific two weeks at Students Rising Above (SRA). Last week, we held our 14th annual Gala in San Francisco and introduced the Class of 2017 to our supporters. Thanks to the generosity of the more than 600 people who attended, ...
  • March 21, 2017The James Irvine Foundation awards $500,000 to SRA’s College2Careers Hub
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION AWARDS $500,000 TO STUDENTS RISING ABOVE TO EXPAND COLLEGE2CAREERS HUB Major Grant Will Enable SRA To Help More Low-Income, First-Generation Students Through Its Innovative Online Platform Now Serving More Than 10,000 Users SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2017 – Students Rising Above (SRA), one of the nation’s most successful college completion and workforce entry programs, ...
  • March 6, 2017SRA’s New Executive Director CAROLINA MARTÍN
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAROLINA MARTÍN NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDENTS RISING ABOVE IN SAN FRANCISCO Long-Time SRA Leader Lynne Martin To Retire in April 2017 SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2017 – Students Rising Above, (SRA) one of the nation’s most successful college completion and workforce entry programs, today announced that Carolina Martín, a Bay Area nonprofit leader and executive with more ...
  • March 6, 2017Onward and Upward: Why I Joined Students Rising Above…
    By Carolina Martín I am so thrilled to be the new Executive Director of Students Rising Above. I’m thrilled because I am joining a team whose mission has been so near and dear to my heart for my entire professional career: Helping young people facing long odds fully realize their potential through education. I’m especially fortunate to be joining an ...
  • February 28, 2017Your EdTech perspective : Cultivating Extraordinary Youth
    Read this EdTech blog about leveraging technology to help students break the cycle of poverty.  
  • February 16, 2017Huffington Post Article: Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty: The Big Opportunity Ahead
    Read this Huffington Post blog about SRA College2Career Hub and the potential impact that can have on providing opportunities to low-income students across the US.  
  • January 20, 2017SRA’s College2Careers Hub Reaches 10,000 Students!
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   10,000 STUDENTS NOW USING STUDENTS RISING ABOVE’S COLLEGE2CAREERS HUB   Online Community Announces Plans To Help More Students in 2017   SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2017 – Students Rising Above, (SRA) one of the nation’s most successful college completion and workforce entry programs, today announced that more than 10,000 students are now using SRA College2Careers Hub, ...
  • September 6, 2016CNN Money Article: “I grew up in poverty and I’m graduating from Stanford”
    Read this CNN Money article about SRA Alum Nchedo Ezekoli’s success beating the odds as a first generation, low income student.
  • September 6, 2016TIME Money Article: “Will Early FAFSA Mean Earlier Financial Aid Packages?”
    Read this TIME Money article to find out what SRA’s Executive Director Lynne Martin and other higher education and college access experts think the new earlier FAFSA release date will mean for students.