How do you break the cycle of poverty and create opportunities for low-income, first-generation college students who are overcoming tremendous obstacles such as homelessness, poverty, and abuse? At Students Rising Above we do it by helping students fulfill their dream of going to college and creating a better life for themselves and their families.
SRA selects students who have demonstrated strength of character in dedicating themselves to their education while overcoming the challenges of their circumstances. Our students have the grades and aptitude to go to college but not the family or financial support. That’s where SRA comes in.
SRA’s comprehensive program provides college readiness workshops, academic support, mentoring, financial assistance and literacy, healthcare, career guidance, internships and job placement, community networking, and leadership development. 90% of SRA students GRADUATE from college within 4.5 years.