Our Successes

Visit our Collaborative Projects page to learn more about our projects.

  • Awarded $2 million in grants to support classroom and schoolwide projects since 1983
  • Funded projects in arts and music, essential subjects to a student’s intellectual, social, and emotional well-being

  • Over 350 kids participated last summer, many returning year after year, increasing summer camp enrollment by 81% over two years.
  • The average camper saw their reading assessment score increase by over 4 months

  • Since 2012, doubled the number of district students who have completed their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline from 33% to 67%
  • Our Financial Aid Cup winner for the 2015-2016 school year went to El Cerrito High School with 70% of seniors completing their financial aid applications by the Cal Grant priority deadline.
  • Five out of our six traditional high schools had completion rates higher than last year.

  • Outreached to district seniors and received 249 scholarship applicants. Coordinated 50 volunteers for the scholarship application review process. Awarded over $130,000 to 56 scholarship recipients.
  • Hosted scholar retention event for current scholarship recipients.
  • Hosted scholar college transition day event for scholarship recipients.

  • Founded the Soaring to Excellence Celebration, which has recognized the achievements of educators, students and collaborative partners for 28 years