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Monthly Memo, March 2018

A quick recap of the ongoing work by our amazing students and staff from the previous month.

Incredible Application Numbers!

Thanks to a massive push by staff and students ahead of the March 2nd deadline, 10,000 Degrees is celebrating our greatest tally ever – over 2,000 applications – for the 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship. At the same time, 99% of 10,000 Degrees students completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act applications. Well done!

Gaining Momentum in San Francisco

Balboa High School students are busy applying to the 10,000 Degrees Institute for the upcoming academic year – deadline: March 22nd. Meanwhile, at City College of San Francisco, 10,000 Degrees staff took 25 BHS students to CCSF’s annual Junior Summit Event to learn more about attending city college.

Training for Santa Rosa City Schools

At our regional offices in Santa Rosa, 10,000 Degrees staff recently completed the second session of a three-part training series for Santa Rosa City Schools personnel, including counselors and family liaisons. Topics covered included financial aid verification and working with undocumented students.

College Exploration for 400 8th Graders

Over 400 8th graders at Davidson Middle School in San Rafael took part in an exciting College Exploration Day! Hosted by Kaila Love and supported by 10,000 Degrees staff from Marin and Sonoma, students participated in multiple activities, including presentations by college students, counselors, and professors.

Incredible Journey, Amazing Opportunity!

Healdsburg High School junior, Claudia Nunez is off to Kenya this summer as part of a 5-week program with Children’s Humanitarian International, a nonprofit based in Sonoma County. And Casa Grande senior, Lizbeth Ramales has been accepted to the ACLU’s Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to these two amazing 10,000 Degrees students!