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Monthly Memo, June 2018

Record Year for College Graduates!

10,000 Degrees is thrilled to announce another record graduation number for our amazing four-year college students! Our Class of 2018 features 168 college graduates from campuses throughout California and beyond, including Sonoma State, UC Davis, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, University of Hawaii, Boston University, and Columbia University. Caps off to you!

Current Fellows Present Capstones

10,000 Degrees Fellows recently presented their culminating projects on a jam-packed Capstone Day. The 16 seperate projects included video tutorials to help students claim their scholarships, a new curriculum to help families with financial literacy, using Instagram and Snapchat to reach students, and best practices serving EL (English Learner) students. Congratulations Fellows!

Getting Ready for the Leap to College

Graduating 10,000 Degrees high school seniors will soon begin the next part of their college and career journeys: making the leap to post-secondary education! Meanwhile, 10,000 Degrees Access (high school) and Success (college) staff have been busy reviewing each and every 10,000 Degrees student profile, monitoring their progress through the college matriculation process and financial aid steps…and reaching out to provide any additional support!

Community College Transfer Rates

Over 60 10,000 Degrees community college students have successfully completed the coursework and paperwork to complete their transfer to attend four-year colleges – our most ever! Transferring students include 29 from Santa Rosa Junior College and 29 from College of Marin. By passing the 60 student mark, 10,000 Degrees successfully hit the target outlined in the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation multi-year grant for our Community College Initiative.

Academic Support Team Celebrates

10,000 Degrees Academic Support celebrates another successful year of powerful classroom and after-school help for Marin County students. The more than 300 volunteers provided nearly 16,000 hours of academic support and tutoring in 29 elementary, middle, and high schools. At the May 9th Volunteer Appreciation Event, Mary DeMund was honored with this year’s Founder’s Award in recognition of her 26 years of service. Thank you Mary!