Academic Support

Academic Support

Although the high school graduation rate for Bay Area students is at 85%, only 59% of all Bay Area high school graduates met UC/CSU entrance requirements. The data reveal stark, harmful disparities when disaggregated by race and ethnicity. For more details on the data, review our Bay Area Education Data Snapshot report.

We must do better by our children and youth living in historically marginalized communities and under-resourced communities, as well as our English language learners and differently abled students, and the great news is we CAN do better. Our Nonprofit Partners are actively improving educational and life outcomes for Bay Area children and youth. They need more resources to meet demand for their programs and services. That’s where OnePercent for Education Pledging Members come in and why growing our Culture of Participation is so important!

Our Nonprofit Partners provide academic support that encompasses a broad array of educational support strategies, including tutoring sessions, supplemental courses, summer learning experiences, after-school programs, volunteer mentors, and much more, as well as alternative ways of grouping, counseling, and instructing students.

Click on any of our Nonprofit Partner logos below to learn how they are providing academic support to children and youth in their communities.

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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.