Aspire Education

Aspire Education

Aspire is the Bay Area’s leader in providing effective supplemental education programming, having served over 16,000 students over the last 16 years. Through our transformative tutoring program, we empower our students with the skills to become independent, active learners. We work with individual students on a sliding scale and have partnered with dozens of fellow nonprofits to design custom programs for underserved students,

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Armstead Academic Project

Dedicated to ensuring that every student, no matter their socioeconomic status, has direct access to the resources they need to thrive, the Armstead Academic Project provides youth with positive spaces, tools, and academic support to unlock their potential and achieve their goals.

Founded by San Francisco 49er Arik Armstead and his wife Melinda Armstead in 2019,

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SEO Scholars San Francisco


Founded in 2011, SEO Scholars San Francisco addresses the widening academic opportunity gap for underserved high school students in the Bay Area, with a challenging and engaging out of school academic program. By providing students with year-round supplemental academic classes, mentorship, experiential learning opportunities, and career exposure during high school, we equip our Scholars to earn admission to –

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Youth Transforming Justice

Youth Transforming Justice (YTJ) goals are to keep students in school and out of the Juvenile Justice system. We accomplish this by deploying several strategies. 1) The Marin County Youth Court uses restorative trauma-informed protocols to divert juvenile prosecution. The successful complication of the program removes the citation’s record. 2) We support schools in lowering suspension rates by training staff and students in the practice of restorative trauma-informed Alternatives to Suspension.

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Spark Bay Area

Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. Spark’s powerful program combines mentoring, hands-on learning, and access to resources by transporting opportunity middle school students from school communities to corporate campuses, partnering them with career professionals for 1:1 mentoring. Through Spark Labs,

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Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above (SRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting and empowering low-income, first-generation students to access and obtain post-secondary education and secure career-ladder jobs, fueling a diverse and inclusive workforce and thriving economy. Every year, Students Rising Above accepts applications from Bay Area High School seniors who are interested in becoming SRA scholars. We select students who demonstrate drive and potential,

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Siena Youth Center

The Siena Youth Center (SYC) is a cherished non-profit program of the St. Francis Center whose focus is on providing a safe, fun, educational, and active environment for the youth and families in our community through our after-school program, summer camp program, and community center. For the youth, we offer one-on-one tutoring, homework help, youth-led classes that promote literacy,

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Petaluma People Services Center Mentor Me

Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) Mentor Me program seeks to empower young people (k-12) to reach their highest potential by matching them with a mentor. Every child receiving mentoring in our program, of whom over 85% are economically disadvantaged, has at least one environmental factor that puts him or her at-risk of school failure, substance abuse,

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Safe Passages

Safe Passages’ (SP) mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development. Safe Passages’ work is based on the premises that access to educational opportunities should not be dictated by race or socio-economic status, and that healthy and supported young people are better prepared to learn and succeed.

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Oakland Promise

Oakland Promise is a cradle-to-career initiative seeking to reduce the devastating educational and health disparities by race, neighborhood, and income that limit opportunity for too many Oaklanders. Our goal is to dramatically increase college graduates from Oakland and ensure that all students have the expectation, skills, and resources to complete postsecondary education and be successful in the career of their choice.

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A Note from our Board Chair

With great sadness, we regret to inform you that the Board of Directors has decided to wind down and dissolve OnePercent for Education; and the organization has initiated the dissolution process. One of our primary goals was to galvanize members of the business community who had not participated or had not fully participated in social engagement. Another goal was to engage individuals and families in our work for educational equity.

We continue to believe that there are people who care deeply about the issue and that there are significant financial resources that can be generated to support this movement. Despite our efforts, OnePercent for Education was unsuccessful in generating enough funding to achieve financial sustainability at this difficult time.

Every decision made was through the lens of how we can best bring support for the kids who need it the most. This is the work that our Nonprofit Partners deliver every day and will continue to do. Our Board of Directors will individually continue to promote their efforts and encourage support of their work. As we wind down, we are distributing as much of our remaining assets as possible to our Nonprofit Partners. While each Nonprofit Partner has received modest funding, this is far less than we had hoped, given the importance of their activities.

We urge each of you to support our Nonprofit Partners in the fulfillment of their missions as it so deeply impacts the communities they serve.

Finally, we thank you for your support of OnePercent for Education.