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According to a recent survey conducted by the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute “dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans,” DACA has been “unreservedly good” for all Americans: Economy: Previous research has shown that DACA recipients will contribute $460.3 billion…

Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28 or Thursday, November 2 to attend an important cultural sensitivity seminar, hosted by Mariana Lopez, Program Manager of 10,000 Degrees Academic Support. We hope you can join us! Topics to be covered in this insightful seminar include: Student…

California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley believes community colleges must do a better job preparing Californians for the state’s future workforce. “There is a clear need for more workers to gain access to skills and credentials,” Oakley says. “And if we (the community colleges)…

Long-time 10,000 Degrees supporter, Jean Ludwick approaches her real estate career with a commitment to providing superior service. “I love what I do,” she explains, “and I want great results for my clients.” Throughout her twenty years in real estate sales in Tahoe and Marin,…

This year’s Summer Intensives, including two four-day programs hosted at San Francisco State University and two four-day programs hosted at St. Mary’s College, featured a new interactive financial literacy exercise, Money Matters: Budgeting for College. Participating students juggled set budgets and flexible pricing for real-world…

Another summer… Another fantastic transformative experience for rising high school juniors in Marin and Sonoma Counties participating in 10,000 Degrees College Access programs. We call them Summer Intensives for a reason! Over four four-day stints in late July and early August at two separate college…

San Rafael, CA, July 10, 2017– The San Francisco North Bay’s leading college success nonprofit, 10,000 Degrees® has partnered with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to dramatically increase baccalaureate attainment for students who initially enroll at community colleges in California and across the nation….

Saturday, August 5, 10,000 Degrees rising college freshman will be attending a fun and informative one-day workshop. This mandatory event for students takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Margaret Todd Center in Novato link to map. This multi-faceted workshop is a powerful learning…

According to UPI (United Press International), student loan debt will increase for many students as federal interest rates for new college loans will increase on July 1. The new rate for undergraduate student Stafford loans will be 4.45%, up from 3.86%. Graduate students will see…

When Gracie Francisco joined 10,000 Degrees full-time in 2015 as part of our Fellowship Program, she was already well aware of how important and demanding her new role would be. A 10,000 Degrees scholarship recipient in 2011, Gracie first began working for 10,000 Degrees moderating…