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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…

The entire 10,000 Degrees College Access team is busy preparing for our incredible Summer Intensive experience! This summer 10,000 Degrees will host over 250 rising high school juniors over a four day period at local college campuses. Students will spend three nights on campus, getting…

In partnership with College of Marin, incoming 10,000 Degrees community college students just completed their first session of our Summer Bridge program, a three-week math, English, and counseling support program that also covers study skills, time management, and cohort building. Of the 74 students who…

The Marin County Schools Volunteers (MCSV) will merge with 10,000 Degrees, the San Francisco North Bay’s leading college success nonprofit, effective July 1, 2017. MCSV will continue its efforts as an integral part of 10,000 Degrees overall programing. “As a valued component of 10,000 Degrees,”…

At 10,000 Degrees, our goal is to help each and every student from low-income backgrounds in the North Bay get to and through college. This year, at the high school level, we’re very excited to report that we have accepted the largest class of juniors…

At the 2017 One Amazing Night fundraising gala for 10,000 Degrees, Eric Bindelglass and Gabrielle Tierney took a moment to capture the good vibes they were feeling, and they were certainly not the only ones! Thanks to generous people like you, 10,000 Degrees surpassed our…

10,000 Degrees Alumna 2002 Saint Mary’s College, Psychology & Spanish Current 10,000 Degrees Board member, Monica Oliva-Jimenez began her professional career at 10,000 Degrees as a way to pay it forward. As 10,000 Degrees Programs Coordinator, she oversaw our nationally respected 10,000 Degrees Institute, which…

This time of year, 10,000 Degrees students are beginning to make the move from high school student to college student. 10,000 Degrees mentors play an important role in smoothing this challenging and often emotional transition. For many mentors, putting together a “closing celebration” with their student…