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  • 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.
  • August 31, 2016SRA and Union Bank – Partnering for a Brighter Future!
    Watch SRA Board Member and Union Bank Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas Julius Robinson speak about this key partnership.
  • July 11, 20165,000 Hubsters and Counting! KCBS Interview
    Listen to SRA’s Online Program Manager Vanessa Barbic share some of the newest updates about the SRA College2Careers Hub with host Jeff Bell on KCBS.
  • April 8, 2016An SRA Teen Who’s Been There And Now Helps Others
    Excerpt from ‘3 Teens Who’ve Been There and Now Help Others’ in Bay Area Parent by Angela Geiser Jonathan Szkup-Valdez, 21, grew up in a poor, drug-ravaged neighborhood in East Oakland. Both parents were undocumented immigrants with felonies, so it was hard for them to find work. When one parent was at home, the other was typically ...
  • December 14, 2015Silicon Valley’s College Consultant Industry
    Originally posted on www.theatlantic.com by Georgia Perry “Applying for college is not what it used to be. It is insanely more competitive these days and if you can afford the help of a professional, get it.” So read one post on a message board for the Berkeley Parents Network—an online forum for people who live in the San ...
  • September 30, 2015Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Online
    Originally posted on ssir.org by Lynne Martin Low-income students in the United States are encountering an ever-widening opportunity gap. They often have limited access to the educational, tutorial, and college-counseling resources available to their more-advantaged peers. Young people growing up in poverty also have fewer college-going role models to emulate. As one student explained to us, ...
  • May 11, 2015From Homelessness to Higher Education
    When young people have to choose between helping their families—by working and seeking shelter—and going to school, community-based organizations and educational liaisons can step in to bridge the gap between homelessness and higher education. Such groups are integral components in making post-secondary education possible, mobilizing support to meet students’ basic needs and creating the space ...