Remove barriers and create opportunities to enable all students to reach their highest aspirations


OUR Work

  • Integrated student supports/wraparound services

    • Family Services staff working at school sites bring services to schools

    • Strong collaboration with NHUSD schools

  • Early childhood development & education/Kinder readiness

    • First Five Neighborhoods Ready for School grant

  • Character development (TK-12)

    • UpLift & SAVE Student Series Workshops

  • Leadership development (TK-12)

  • Quality after school & summer programming aiming at closing the achievement gap

    • The ZONE after school program serves Chavez, Emanuele and Searles schools providing academics and enrichment to more than 360 youth daily since 2012

    • ZONE summer programs available Chavez, Emanuele and Searles schools to NHUSD students in grades TK, K, 1,2,3,4, and 5th graders transitioning to middle school

    • STEM Enrichment

    • Engineering 4 Kids (E4K)

    • Youth Opportunity Scholarships

    • UC CARES & East Bay Regional Parks Scholarship opportunities

  • Workforce development (6-12)

  • College/Career (college tours, application assistance, FAFSA, Scholarships)

  • Service learning opportunities