Category Archives: Education and Literacy

Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s (BGCP) vision is for all youth of the Bay Area Peninsula to graduate from high school with a plan. Over the past five years, in neighborhoods where less than half the youth …
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Breakthrough Silicon Valley

Our dual mission is: to prepare academically motivated middle school students with limited educational opportunities for success in rigorous college-preparatory high school programs and entry into four-year colleges and to prepare outstanding high school and college students to enter careers …
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Streetside Stories

Streetside Stories

Streetside Stories is a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit that teaches storytelling through writing, the arts, and technology. Our programs encourage young people to draw on their own experiences for inspiration. As they share their true stories, they begin to …
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Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team (SMART)

Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team (SMART)

SMART Mission Statement SMART provides highly motivated, financially-disadvantaged students with access to educational opportunities, personal experiences and social support services in order to foster academic excellence and community engagement. SMART Description Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team (SMART) is an educational …
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Save the Children

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into …
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Santa Clara County Youth Task Force

Santa Clara County Youth Task Force

Mission Statement We, the Youth Task Force, believe that recreational activities and community activism implemented by youth and for youth are effective deterrents to drug abuse, gangs, violence, and teen pregnancy. We also believe that youth leadership, development and education …
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College Track

College Track

College Track is the catalyst for change for under-resourced high school students who are motivated to earn a college degree. Since its inception, College Track has grown each year, strengthening its services and expanding its program to support more and …
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Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools

Since its founding in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools has been re-imagining the learning day to bring more time, more talented adults, and more relevant learning experiences to middle-school students in low-income neighborhoods. We provide: Extended learning time for middle-school …
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Building Futures Now

Building Futures Now

Building Futures Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the doors of the Bay Area’s top public and private schools to high-potential, under-served students from East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. Through year-round, individual mentoring from third grade …
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Books Aloud

Books Aloud

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people unable to benefit directly from the printed page by providing a service to stimulate minds, stir emotions and foster independence through our “Reading by Listening” program. Books Aloud is …
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