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Summer Search Bay Area

Oakland, CA | http://www.summersearch.org
Joined in July 2005

About Us

We are Summer Search, a $20M college success nonprofit in five regions around the country. Since 1990, we’ve worked to close the opportunity gap for low-income students through professional mentoring, transformative summer experiences, and start-to-finish college support.

By making a long-term commitment to students – from sophomore year of high school through college graduation – we help them strengthen the critical skills they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities. Our approach isn’t quick or easy, but it works. 77% of Summer Search students are on track to get a college degree, in contrast with fewer than 10% of their peers.

Our energetic team draws inspiration from our students every day, and we derive great personal and professional gratification from being part of their journeys. With a values-driven culture that strives for excellence and celebrates our people, we are proud to have been recognized by the Nonprofit Times’ 50 Best Places to Work For in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.


We are Summer Search, a $20M college success nonprofit in five regions around the country. Since 1990, we’ve worked to close the opportunity gap for low-income students through professional mentoring, transformative summer experiences, and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • Oakland, CA

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