By reaching out to underrepresented communities and empowering any student with drive and potential, Students Rising Above delivers remarkable, life-changing results through college education.

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OUR PROGRAMS

The Rising Stars Program

The Rising Stars Program recognizes students with potential and understands the obstacles they must overcome. Investing in first-generation students in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area, Students Rising Above (SRA) provides a unique level of support that’s comprehensive, student-centric, and highly personal.

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71%

of SRA students graduate from college within 6 years, compared to the national rate of 11% for low-income students.

100%

of Rising Stars students are accepted into a 4-year college or university.

83%

of SRA students have increased confidence in decision-making for education, career, and life.

The SRA Hub

Over the years, Student Rising Above has become a model for helping first-generation students from low-income communities overcome the odds to securing college-educated careers. The SRA Hub is a first-of-its-kind online resource designed to share that experience with students and educators nationwide.

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"SRA gave me the confidence to finally break a cycle and be the first in my entire extended family to go to college. The entire SRA team instilled in me the drive to find a way to achieve my goals."

Carol Ashley, University of California, Santa Cruz 2016, Students Rising Above Alum

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Whether donating money, time, or expertise, your collaboration with Students Rising Above creates a world of opportunity for everyone.