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While the rain poured down on the new Saralee and Richard’s Barn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, the hearts and minds of all in attendance opened wide thanks to several stirring moments at our recent 10,000 Degrees of Opportunity Gala. One in particular was provided...

Our fellows work hard to support and inspire future leaders throughout their educational career. This month, we had the opportunity to work with Marin Magazine to do a feature on our wonderful fellows and recognized their hard work in Faces of Marin. You can check them...

We are proud to partner with College of Marin to create a Summer Bridge program that helps our students get through college. This past Thursday, we had graduated 88 students from the program and will continue to support these students throughout their educational journey. Click here to...

[caption id="attachment_5847" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pepe Gonzalez & Kim Mazzuca honoring Mitch & Susan Cohen[/caption] On April 30th, I had the distinct honor to present with our Board Chair, Pepe Gonzalez, in presenting this year’s Pay-It-Forward award to Mitch and Susan Cohen.  The Pay It Forward award...

From remarks Given at One Amazing Night on April 30, 2016 [caption id="attachment_5812" align="alignnone" width="522"] Click here to see photos from the event[/caption] From the moment when one’s potential begins to unfold—when they begin to defy people’s beliefs that they were not “college material”, and beat the...

Recently, The Atlantic published an article demonstrating the growing gap in college completion rates for Bachelor’s degree between students of low-income and of wealthier backgrounds. The article draws on a trend report from the Pell Institute and it is a thought provoking read for all of us...