The Blake Foundation for Education
The Blake Foundation for Education is a 501(3) (c) educational non-profit organization founded in 2000. Our programs are designed to prepare students for completion of high school, post-secondary education and employment attainment. Our mission is to educate, advocate, empower, and transform urban communities through guidance and leadership, to promote community awareness and responsibilities and to encourage self-discipline and self-awareness. With high school graduation preparation and assistance, GED preparation, college entry preparation and planning we are preparing the youth today for tomorrow. We provide the tools and support that is needed to achieve higher education goals. By offering free tutoring and mentoring programs, life skills training, mental health counseling and employment opportunities - we are making a significant difference within the underserved communities. The Blake Foundation for Education maintains an innovative and nontraditional partnership consisting of several local community-based organizations. This consortium was designed to assist groups typically underserved by federal programs: African-American, Latino, language-minority, and immigrant students. Our unique collaborations and program model has facilitated success. The Blake Foundation for Education is determined to increase the number of students that graduate from high school throughout the Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo and San Joaquin counties. Successfully, we have helped 1438 students graduate from high school or receive their GED. Among those 1438 students, 694 attended a two-year college and 319 attended a technical-school, and 263 attended a four-year college or university! With great enthusiasm and motivation, our current success rate is 88%! We will continue to thrive and aim for success!