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September 13, 2017

‘Oakland Promise’ Scholarship And Tuition Saving Program Off To A Good Start – CBS San Francisco

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    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday that the first year of an ambitious effort to triple the number of low-income college graduates coming out of the city’s public schools has been successful but there’s still a lot of work to do. In
July 20, 2017

SF Chronicle: In Oakland, a push for a college-going culture bears fruit

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Just over a year ago, Darius Aikens was homeless, couch-surfing from one friend’s place to the next, while trying to keep up with his junior-year classes at Oakland High. It wasn’t easy, but he knew if he kept his grades up and graduated, college was not only possible,
February 22, 2017

$2 Million donation from San Francisco Foundation

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As hundreds of students from Castlemont High in East Oakland filed into the campus auditorium Monday morning for an assembly, they had no idea that an hour later they would head back to class with up to $16,000 each in college scholarships. Outside, city and school officials smiled
February 22, 2017

Salesforce invests $2.5 Million, along with volunteer hours

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Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of the San Francisco-based cloud computing company, is expanding its education funding from its home city to Oakland. The foundation will invest $2.5 million into Oakland public schools this year and pour $6 million into San Francisco’s schools, bringing its total contribution to Bay