Building Futures Now is the parent organization for two East Palo Alto educational support programs: "I Have A Dream" East Palo Alto and Building Futures Now.
The Building Futures Now program emerged from what we learned from our "I Have a Dream"® East Palo Alto program. Building Futures Now (www.buildingfuturesnow.org) empowers students to develop the skills to succeed in middle school, high school, college, and beyond. Each year, Building Futures Now identifies up to 15 high-potential, low-income third graders living in East Palo Alto, east Menlo Park and neighboring communities. Once accepted to the program, students participate in year-round programming and receive individualized support from full-time staff and committed volunteer tutors and mentors. We currently serve 71 students in six cohorts in fourth through ninth grade. The after school program provides intensive academic enrichment and support to help ensure our students' success in academically rigorous college preparatory schools.