AT&T Contributes $20,000 to first generation college-bound students

College Advisor Andrew Wilson helping a high school student research colleges.

College Advisor Andrew Wilson helping a high school student research colleges.

We are thrilled to share with you that AT&T California recently made a generous contribution of $20,000 to East Bay College Fund! AT&T’s leadership in making this contribution will help ensure that more underrepresented students will apply and pursue a college education.

Given our 13 years of experience serving Oakland students through college access, success programs and high-value scholarships, we know that first generation college-bound students face a lot of obstacles in their pursuit of a college education. However, AT&T knows that our students demonstrate incredible potential. As such, this contribution will help guarantee that our three full-time college advisors who work with students in Oakland high schools will help them through the often overwhelming college and financial aid application process. AT&T’s support will help us ensure that students have quality individualized advising so that they can make well-informed decisions about how to apply for college and financial aid.

At East Bay College Fund, we recognize how urgent this issue is and we are expanding our reach to low-income students throughout the city to prepare them with the post-secondary degrees necessary to enter well-paying careers. Oakland is changing rapidly and together we have the power to create a better future!

Join AT&T and East Bay College Fund in making a difference for Oakland youth. We hope you’ll consider asking your own company or colleagues during your annual giving campaigns and matched gift programs to support East Bay College Fund. 

AT&T’s contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative focused on school success and career readiness. With an unwavering commitment to data-driven education outcomes, AT&T Aspire has impacted more than 1 million students since its launch in 2008.