19 Sep Monthly Memo, September 2018
“Super” Support for Marin Students
In partnership with Marin Promise, 10,000 Degrees hosted a meeting of all Marin County high school superintendents to discuss advancing a policy to match high school graduation requirements with CSU entrance requirements (commonly referred to as “A through G” requirements). Special guest Santa Rosa City Schools (SRCS) Superintendent Diann Kitamura shared what SRCS is currently doing to successfully implement this policy district-wide.
More Collaboration in Contra Costa
For those of you who attended the most recent One Amazing Night gala, you’ll recall the stirring musical performance by students from the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. 10,000 Degrees Program Director Christopher Gonzalez recently met with the center’s Director of Student Support, Corinna Espino, to discuss opportunities to provide enhanced student support around financial aid and specific training for the center’s staff to better serve their students. Bravo!
Making Connections in Napa County
As part of 10,000 Degrees outreach efforts, Program Manager Hugo Que and College Access Fellow Brittney Edmondson attended the Napa County Latino Leaders Round Table Luncheon. This monthly event connects community representatives with county leaders around issues related to the larger Latino community. The August luncheon featured Napa County law enforcement officers discussing immigration services, public safety, and goals for the year.
Golden Gate (Summer) Bridge
10,000 Degrees student support is in full swing in San Francisco where 32 of our students from Balboa High School registered for City College of San Francisco’s Summer Bridge program – they were this year’s largest single cohort! In addition, 10,000 Degrees Program Manager Saga Apostol Guedez and College Success Fellow Ana Anguiano served as support staff, providing additional hands-on guidance and encouragement. Well done everyone!
Special Spotlight on 10,000 Degrees
In case you missed it, don’t miss it again! 10,000 Degrees was proudly featured in the “Charity Spotlight” of the John Jordan Foundation (JJF) for the month of August. Over the last five years, JJF has helped 10,000 Degrees award more than 1,500 undergraduate scholarships to Sonoma County students. From all of us at 10,000 Degrees, thank you John Jordan for your generous support! Check out the full post HERE. And please feel free to share 🙂