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Why College?

Discover What a College Degree Can Do

If you’re a first-generation student who wants to attend college, financial security isn’t the only reason to attend. A college degree offers so many more advantages! This week, the 10,000 Degrees College Success team breaks down why a college education can be so valuable to you.

The importance & Value of a College Degree

Why is college so important? What is the value of a college degree? Our 10,000 Degree College Success Team answers these questions and more.

Our Favorite College Memories & Experiences

Our 10,000 Degree College Success Team look back on their college lives and share their favorite experiences.

Why College? A Conversation with current & former 10,000 Degrees Staff

Listen in on a conversation with our College Success team and current and former 10,000 Degrees staff to discover the advantages of getting your college degree.

For more information, contact:

Vanessa Bishop

Vanessa Bishop
Chief Program Officer
Phone: 415.524.7327
Email: vanessa.bishop (at) 10000degrees.org

Chris Gonzales

Christopher Gonzales
Director, Strategic Growth & School Partnerships
Phone: 707.328.1771
Email: cgonzales (at) 10000degrees.org

Rondell Gibson

Rondell Gibson
Program Director, College Access
Phone: 415.451.4012
Email: rgibson (at) 10000degrees.org

Tania Requenes

Tania Requenes
Program Director, Community College Success
Phone: 415.246.8283
Email: trequenes (at) 10000degrees.org

Karla Santiago

Karla Santiago
Program Director, 4-Year Success & Alumni
Phone: 415.720.9063
Email: ksantiago (at) 10000degrees.org