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A world where all students can
realize their full potential

Our vision...

Educational equity

Our mission...

Calling all 10,000 Degrees & Meritus Alumni:
We Want to Honor YOU!

Nominate yourself or another alumni for our
Alumni Changemakers Celebration December 2nd

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As vital members of our 10,000 Degrees,
community, we are delighted to present to you
our 2021 college graduates! 207 alumni
who are all ONE DEGREE of change. They did it!

Congrats, College Grads!

Thank you for helping us
raise over $1M to ensure more
students achieve their dreams of
becoming college graduates!

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for the students in our community who need it the most

College Graduates
Who Change the World

10,000 Degrees is a nationally recognized leader in supporting students from low-income backgrounds to and through college and beyond.

Our graduates testify to the transformative impact on their lives, families, and communities.

Students and Families

Ready to pursue your college dreams? Explore our programs.

Annual Impact Report

2020 was a challenging year. Thanks to your support, we kept our students connected to and engaged with their education and reached more students and families than ever before.

Our Impact and Success

If you believe in the power of education, 10,000 Degrees is one of the best investments you can make. A college degree breaks the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

Now serving students in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties, we are working every day to reach more students with our proven programs.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background will have the full range of educational opportunities, support, and resources to realize their full potential.

“10,000 Degrees has supported and guided me throughout my entire college career! Without them, I would not have made it this far to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Sociology at UC Berkeley! They continuously come through for me with academic, financial, and personal guidance and I cannot thank them enough! I am ONE DEGREE!”

Rakia White
10,000 Degrees student
University of California, Berkeley, 2022
College of Marin, 2020