East Bay College Fund was established in 2002 by the grassroots efforts of Oakland residents. East Bay College Fund now serves the students of Oakland and students all across California with our college access and success programs. The Great Expectations Program awards resilient Oakland Unified School District high school seniors with a scholarship worth up to $16,000, a personal mentor, college guidance counseling, and professional and life skills development all throughout college to give students the comprehensive support needed to be successful and graduate from college. The CREWS Program offers students all across California college success services through peer mentoring, resource sharing, college success skills workshops, and support groups that meet regularly on campus or online. The East Bay College Fund Access program offers all the students at Oakland High School, Oakland Technical High School, and Castlemont High School with college advising, financial aid and scholarship advising, and more.
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Grants, foundations, private donors
East Bay College Fund helps resilient public school students, under-represented in higher education, access and succeed in college, expanding their life opportunities. East Bay College Fund aspires to involve the whole community in providing college access services, scholarships, mentoring, and support networks to assist these young people in realizing their full potential.
Increase the number of students from Oakland and all across the state who are eligible, ready for, and graduate from college.
college success and persistence; college access; African American Male achievement
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
White (Including Middle Eastern):