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.

Support Our Programs

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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BCF’s Board of Directors announces that our Executive Director is stepping down in June.

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  • 2019 High Hopes Scholarship Application Open Now

The application for the 2019 High Hopes Scholarship is now open! 

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