Corporate Partnerships


A leading college success nonprofit in California, 10,000 Degrees helps students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college. Thanks to comprehensive personal support, college advising, and financial aid management, over 80% of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees, compared to 31% of their peers nationally.

Working Better Together

10,000 Degrees values dynamic corporate partnerships in the form of workshops, volunteers, facilities, and related resources in the following areas:

  • Career Exploration
  • Financial Awareness
  • Board & Advisory Support
  • Corporate Giving

In addition, 10,000 Degrees works seamlessly with corporate communications teams to share available materials for media efforts in print and online.

Loomis, Sayles volunteers helping 10,000 Degrees students.

Sharing Our Expertise

Because many 10,000 Degrees program staff are themselves college graduates from low-income backgrounds who offer a high degree of cultural competence and deep expertise regarding the college-going experience, we proudly offer training and workshops on the following topics:

  • Educational Equity
  • College Financial Aid
  • Community College Pathways
  • Cultural Sensitivity
10,000 Degrees and Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks is a perfect partnership that really helps our students make sense of complex real-world challenges.

~ Kim Mazzuca
10,000 Degrees President & CEO

Making A Difference

Each summer, 10,000 Degrees hosts hundreds of local high school students to help prepare them for the exciting and challenging path to and through college. In the summer of 2017, we enjoyed several productive partnerships through which corporate volunteers participated in unique training opportunities for 10,000 Degrees students.

Two such partners included financial services companies Goldman Sachs and Loomis, Sayles, each of which provided volunteers for our interactive “Money Matters: Budgeting for College” workshops. Volunteers worked directly with our students acting as bank tellers, electronics salespeople, grocery store cashiers, and other roles to help them navigate the complexities of real-world financial planning.

Thank you Goldman Sachs and Loomis, Sayles! Together, we are helping more students realize their college dreams!

10,000 Degrees proudly announces the Hiring for Good Partnership with Entelo, a software-based recruiting company supporting the tech industry. Together, 10,000 Degrees and Entelo will engage in programming to help our students explore career opportunities that correspond with their individual passions. Programs include “Your Career Starts Here” workshops and one-on-one mentoring as well as specific financial support.

For more information about becoming a 10,000 Degrees corporate partner, contact:

Traci Lanier

Traci Lanier
Vice President
Phone: 415.451.4005
Email: tlanier (at) 10000degrees.org

Megan Topping

Megan Topping
External Affairs Manager
Phone: 415.451.4018
Email: mtopping (at) 10000degrees.org