East Bay Times: “Oakland initiative has hundreds of students college-bound”

By ALI TADAYON March 27, 2018 OAKLAND — Because of family finances and trouble at home, Oakland High graduate Jimmy Huynh thought college was out of his reach before the launch of Oakland Promise — a multifaceted initiative by Mayor Libby Schaaf to significantly increase the number of college graduates from the city. Through the … Continue reading East Bay Times: “Oakland initiative has hundreds of students college-bound”

SF Chronicle: “Brilliant Baby accounts seek to set low-income Oakland families on path to college”

By Jill Tucker 11/17/17 LeAna Powell considered buying life insurance for her first-born son because she had seen too many black males killed in Oakland and didn’t want to be among the countless mothers she knew who struggled to pay for a funeral. It never occurred to her to plan for his college education, his future … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Brilliant Baby accounts seek to set low-income Oakland families on path to college”