A Unique cascading leadership model has enabled us to scale by 400% since 2011:
East Bay College Fund utilizes a corps of their own upperclassmen as paid interns – CREW Leaders to provide support for a group of new Oakland freshman at the college. This leadership model is also used for a corps of Mentor Leads to support a cadre of new mentors.
22 colleges so far have signed a Declaration of Support with East Bay College Fund to provide a range of services to Oakland students attending their schools- there is a range of financial support and counseling, tutoring, and summer bridge support offered depending on the college.
Use of Technology:
In partnership with Beyond 12, all students will have the support of a mobile app to remind them of key deadlines, basic college transactions, and connect to other students
Partnerships with other college access and/or college persistence services leverage additional support for students.