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.
• College Access Services: Based at Oakland and 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. Read more
• 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. Read more
• Early Pledge– East Bay College Fund has partnered with Think College Now!, an Oakland elementary school, pledging $1000 college scholarships to fifth graders who graduate high school A-G and enroll in a 4-year college. We provide incentive for them with the promise of future financial support, and engage semi-annually, motivating and supporting them on their path from middle school to college. Read more