Author Archives: Students Rising Above

Studying Abroad with Jacky Lu!

Everyday, I miss the feeling of the wind blowing in my face while riding on a game drive vehicle. The beauty of the animals and their environment is breathtaking. My name is Jacky Lu and I am currently a rising … Continue reading

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It’s No Wonder….

  By Lynne Martin, Executive Director It’s college application season for our new class of 100 students.  The dream of going to college now is a realistic possibility, and the hard work begins.  If you’re the first in your family … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Mentor

  I had learned about Students Rising Above years before becoming a mentor. I began my partnership with the organization in various ways at first; resume review, connecting potential intern candidates with hiring managers, interview run throughs; etc..All the while, … Continue reading

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Managing The Student Loan Challenge

By Lynne Martin and Barb Hendricks Student loan debt is real and deters all students – especially low-income students – from attending and completing college. Money is always a stressful issue with students from low-income environments. Contemplating and incurring loan … Continue reading

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What’s in an Internship? – A Reflection

By Lauren Brener, Internship Coordinator for Students Rising Above Cave drawing and carrier pigeons were a thing of the past when I went to college, but we still hadn’t gotten beyond typewriters and landlines.  If you were really high tech, … Continue reading

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Being the Change – A Reflection

By Robin Levi, SRA Advisor I first learned about Students Rising Above (SRA) in October of 2011.  I had been a women’s human rights attorney for almost twenty years and had just finished co-editing Inside this Place, Not of It: … Continue reading

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Dreaming Big! – A note from our Executive Director

By Lynne Martin, Executive Director, Students Rising Above We watched our daughter graduate from college last week.  It was a thrilling moment for her and for us when she walked across the stage. She didn’t have an easy journey.  There … Continue reading

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