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,
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,
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 –
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.
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,
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,
Mission Graduates increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. Founded in 1972, Mission Graduates is committed to getting more youth from San Francisco into college as a means to achieve economic equity for Latinx and immigrant families.
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,
Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from underserved communities and promotes quality early learning for all, envisioning a day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart recruits and trains college student volunteers, known as Jumpstart Corps Members, to deliver its research-based, intentionally designed language and literacy curriculum to children from underserved communities across the country.
The mission of Friends of the Children is to effect generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. Caring, professional, salaried mentors (“Friends”) spend 1:1 time supporting and empowering youth experiencing poverty and trauma to develop their own plans and skills for the future through education,