Students Rising Above and the San José Public Library Launch San José Aspires

Empowering San José Youth to Achieve Their College and Career Goals

We’re thrilled to announce that Students Rising Above and the San José Public Library have partnered to launch San José Aspires to provide San José students with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve their academic and career goals.

San José Aspires, accessed through the SRA Hub, provides nearly 40 participating students with the opportunity to receive scholarship funds from the San José Public Library as they progress through the curriculum.

Through San José Aspires, students will earn up to $500 in scholarship funds for distribution to the vocational school, community college, college, or university of their choice. Students will earn these funds by completing nearly 30 online curriculum modules.

The modules will help students develop the skills needed to accomplish the following:

○ Manage the college application process

○ Apply for financial aid

○ Identify career interests, and apply for career-ladder positions in those fields

In partnership with the San José Library, we’re excited to reach even more underrepresented students across the Bay Area, supporting a successful transition to and through their college-to-career journey.