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,
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.
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,
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,
Mindful Life Project is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports the mental and emotional wellbeing of underserved students, teachers, school leaders, and families through our highly regarded mindfulness based social emotional learning school based programming. Our innovative and culturally relevant programming creates a strong foundation of well-being at the individual level which leads to healthy school cultures where all students feel safe,
AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a volunteer-based tutoring program that connects older adults to their communities by engaging them in the intergenerational work of helping young students become better readers. The program helps older adult volunteers maintain a sense of purpose by putting their wisdom to work, at the same time addressing a major contributor to poverty: the inability of children to read at grade level by the end of third grade.
ELM is a tuition-free youth music program for primarily first-generation Latinx students from the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael that promotes social change through the ambitious pursuit of musical excellence. While music excellence will always be at the heart of ELM, we recognize the importance of creating additional pillars to support our students’ growth, success,
Since 1986, Aim High has served low-income, first-generation students throughout their middle school years during the critical summer months, helping to prevent learning loss and prepare students for the upcoming school year and the transition to high school. Our tuition-free and rigorous summer learning and enrichment program has prepared more than 15,000 low-income middle school students for high school,
Beyond Differences is a student-led organization dedicated to ending social isolation by empowering students to become activists and change the culture of middle school. We work with over 6000 schools across all 50 states by providing educators free access to a set of three (3) Positive Prevention Initiatives that wrap around the school year: Know Your Classmates,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area provides one-to-one community-based mentoring to children between the ages of 6 and 18 who reside in the nine Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano). We match volunteer adults (18 and older) with children in need of extra support and mentoring to help them with life challenges.