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Review for SMART, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The SMART program offered me a path of success at a very young age. Coming from a low-income family and growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, I was aware of the limits my future held in higher education. Once accepted, not only was I to attend a private middle school, I was also given a tutor and a mentor as a part of their after-school program. I was given all the tools to succeed and I knew I had to take advantage of every opportunity they threw my way. I am now a junior at UC Berkeley and I can still go back and receive support from the staff. My way of giving back to the program that gave me so much, is by being a part of the Alumni Advisory Board. The board meets once a month and discusses ways to improve the program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my education! After attending Live Oak Middle School, I was given a full scholarship to attend International High School. I now attend UC Berkeley.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Alumnus (class of '04) and member of the Alumni Advisory Board.