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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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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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SRA in the News

Happy Friday everyone! Students Rising Above was featured today in the Mercury News! Please share the article on your Facebook, Twitter, and with your friends. Check it out: http://bit.ly/ZyUK78 And don’t forget to register for the GradWalk if you haven’t done … Continue reading

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Growing Flowers From Concrete: Foster Care to Career

Our Alum, Alfonso Taylor, tells us a little about his journey towards success! Thank you for sharing your story, Alfonso. Originally posted on the Huffington Post 1/24/2013 – Click Here to See the Original My name is Alfonso Taylor, and when … Continue reading

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