East Bay College Fund college access programs strengthen the motivation and preparation for college success. Integrating into school culture, with teachers, parents, and by offering a range of college awareness activities, our programs increase the capacity to enhance the expectation that all students can attend college.
- Future Centers: A key initiative of the Oakland Promise, Future Centers are school-based resources that help students design plans for college and career success. They will provide college and career counseling, support with college applications and scholarships to ensure students are taking the necessary steps to enter college and ultimately be successful in college and career. For 2016, Future Centers will be launched at Oakland Promise pilot schools: Oakland High, Coliseum College Prep Academy and Life Middle School.
• College Access Services: Based at Castlemont and Oakland Tech high schools, under-performing schools with graduation rates below state averages, East Bay College Fund provides on-site college advising services. Using our unique “equity approach” we are creating a college-going culture on these campuses so that all students – regardless of race, economic or academic background – are expected to advance to a higher education.
• African American Male Achievement Initiative: Partnering the Oakland Unified School District and U.C. Berkeley Destination College, we are working with African American young men at their high schools.