Students Rising Above is now in Southern California! We are excited to partner with ALL WAYS UP Foundation in Los Angeles to support young scholars in their educational endeavors.
ALL WAYS UP has been supporting future leaders and changemakers since 2009, investing in low-income and first-generation college bound students. Their mission: “To help under resourced students get into AND through college.”
ALL WAYS UP has partnered with SRA to provide 40 college students with SOAR advising, with a focus on career development. Through the SRA Hub and with help from SRA advisors, ALL WAYS UP students will participate in five monthly hangouts and learn important skills, such as how to build a resume, navigate and take advantage of LinkedIn, find meaningful internships, and effectively grow a professional network.
“SRA and ALL WAYS UP share a mission to encourage first-generation youth to college completion and into sustainable careers,” said Carolina Martín, Students Rising Above Executive Director. “Together, SRA and ALL WAYS UP are supporting young people in their drive toward economic mobility — creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce for the next generation.”
Isabella Flores, SRA Content Manager, facilitated the kick-off workshop on January 2nd in Los Angeles. She received rave reviews and even convinced one scholar, traveling abroad to Ecuador, “Isabella’s presentation made me realize that I should not let a time difference stop me from taking advantage of a great opportunity.”
Way to go Isabella! And way to go ALL WAYS UP! We look forward to hearing about your many future successes.