Advancing the Futures of Berkeley Youth

Our Programs

Our High Hopes and Promise Scholarship Programs help Berkeley public school graduates flourish in college and beyond.

The Impact

90% of our High Hopes Scholars have graduated or are persisting in college.

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Mentor a High Hopes Scholar during their four year college journey.

Our Vision

We envision a more equitable future in which our scholars, who embody the diversity, spirit and values of our community, achieve their aspirations and become more economically secure.

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Our two programs support Berkeley public high school students attending four year universities or Berkeley City College with the intention of transferring to a four year university.

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Donations to our organization help us provide a powerful combination of financial assistance and mentoring support--closing the opportunity gap for students in our community.

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The Berkeley Promise and the City of Berkeley’s efforts to end homelessness were both honored at the 9th Annual Chancellor’s Community Leaders Breakfast

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On Friday, February 22, the newly established Alumni Council hosted an inaugural event– a fundraiser at local favorite, Spats

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  • A look at some updates from our freshmen scholars

At the end of each semester, all of our High Hopes Scholars submit an update reflecting on their past several months of school.

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