Illuminating a Brighter Future

Join us for a night to celebrate the stories of graduates like these:


Current: President, Golden
State Opportunity
Graduation Year: 2009
College: UC Berkeley, B.A. Political Science and Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa UC Berkeley School of Law

“This scholarship gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in Student Government, and intern for US Senators and nonprofits. These rich and life-changing experiences set me on my path to public service and policy, and were only possible because others were willing to invest in my education.”


Current: Medical Doctor
Graduation Year: 2005
College: University of San Francisco, Biology, Pre-medical with Honors, Cum Laude

“The resources and contribution from 10,000 Degrees played an integral part in helping me to achieve my goals. The organization inspires me to serve people through my profession and to look for opportunities to give back.”


Current: College Access Fellow
Graduation Year: 2016
College: UC Davis, B.S.
Environmental Science and Management

“My job at 10,000 Degrees has given me the opportunity to give back to my community. I see so much of myself in my students, and helping them has been a truly rewarding experience.”
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Current: Enrollment & Outreach Manager- North Bay Children’s Center.
Graduation Year: 2016
College: Sonoma State University, B.A. Applied Statistics with
a Concentration in the
Actuarial Field

“10,000 Degrees not only opened doors to educational opportunities, but it has allowed me to dream and accomplish beyond what I thought I could. This organization gave me the tools and guidance. As a result, I believe in myself, and I know I can make a difference