Economic Impact

At SRA we are addressing the widening opportunity gap by selecting low-income, first generation college students into our proven, award-winning program and providing them with the education and work experience to break the cycle of poverty.  We are not only fighting against inequality, we’re creating opportunity where it didn’t exist before.  This has lasting generational impact, and measurable societal value.

Making a real economic impact:

For every dollar invested in SRA, there is at least a $4 return to society in reduced social welfare costs and increased tax revenue.

An investment in SRA has generational impact. There is a 93% chance a child will enroll in post-secondary education if at least one parent holds a bachelors degree.

SRA students contribute additional social value as 85% of them volunteer at local nonprofits and community service organizations.

SRA is investing in the potential of our youth by developing the workforce our nation needs.  Here are just some of the organizations you’ll find an SRA graduate:

  • Apple
  • BOX
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • Oracle
  • Peace Corps
  • Teach for America
  • U.S. State Department
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • Wells Fargo