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Foundation For Students Rising Above

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Causes: Education, Philanthropy, Public Foundations, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Colleges

Mission: Students Rising Above helps exceptional low-income Bay Area high school students who are overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, homelessness, and neglect, to fulfill their dream of a college education. We provide the mentoring, financial assistance, and employment skills to be successful in school and in life.

Target demographics: low-income, first generation college students

Geographic areas served: the San Francisco Bay Area

Programs: college application assistance, pre-college readiness support, tuition assistance, career development workshops, paid summer internships, mentors and healthcare.

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Bryant C.

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Rating: 5

Students Rising Above is a fabulous San Francisco-based nonprofit organization. My company has engaged with its internship program, and have been impressed at every turn. From communication to its students, to the support they provide around résumé and cover letter-writing and interview skills, to the incredible annual career fair where students showcase their talent and practice to participate in future career fairs, every aspect of the program is exemplary. In my mind, SRA is truly the model for support of first-generation college students. More than just a cause worth supporting with donations and volunteer time (and it certainly is that!) — this organization provides real benefits to the community, including connecting brilliant talent to employers like mine. Thank you, SRA, for doing so well by your students and for working to improve the lives of those in the SF Bay Area!