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Black Community Engagment Night Recap

Thank you for supporting San Francisco Achievers’ Black Community Engagement Night! We recently hosted our annual Black Community Engagement Night to introduce the San Francisco Achievers organization to the wider community, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our...

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Why Steph Curry Donated to San Francisco Achievers

Steph Curry is known for his generosity and ongoing philanthropic efforts throughout the Bay Area. This is why after the Golden State Warriors became the 2016 NBA champions, he publicly donated to San Francisco Achievers. In an effort to never lose sight of why we’re...

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Fun in the Sun

SF Achievers Scholars went on a number of fun trips this summer and fall. They are shown at: High School Summer Picnic at Kimball Playground, kayaking near Sausalito with Outward Bound and ETC, riding horses at the Foggy Ranch Day, rockclimbing in Berkeley with...

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Alum Joins Team

SF Achievers is a young program but is now old enough to welcome one of its first graduates back as a staff member. David Miles III, joined the team this fall as the organization’s first full-time High School Support Program Coordinator. “Miles,” as he is generally...

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Mentoring Close Up: Jane and Richard

Jane Bryson first learned about San Francisco Achievers through her church and was intrigued by the organization’s mission to reduce the achievement gap for young African American men in the city’s high schools, but she didn’t initially see herself as “mentor...

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A Windy Meet & Greet in St. Mary’s Square!

On Wednesday, July 15th at 6:00pm, a group of twenty-three strangers met in St. Mary’s Square. They looked around—some with contagious excitement, others with subdued curiosity—seemingly wondering, Is that him? or I wonder if that’s her? For almost everyone involved,...

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Meet Paula Morgan

“If you already have a full time career, do you really wish to accept a second one simultaneously? Oh, by the way, it is a volunteer position.” This is thePaula Pro Shot implied question Paula Morgan answered with an enthusiastic “Yes!” a year ago when she became...

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Mentor Mixer: A Risky Venture?

Volunteer mentors are at the heart of a successful San Francisco Achievers experience. But, who mentors the mentors? Who supports, trains and helps them help their students? The Mentor Committee, led by mentoring guru Linda Mornell, applied its practical experience...

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Achiever Spotlight: Stevan Berhe

Wallenberg high school student Stevan Berhe came to the United States at the age of three from Eritrea with his mother and two brothers. He is bilingual, speaking both English and the Eritrean language Tigrinya. He is an altar server at the Russian Orthodox Church on...

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Daniel Ogbonna’s First Steps Toward College

By Lynn Jacobs For African American males like Daniel Ogbonna, acceptance to college represents the first step toward an eminent future. Daniel is a senior at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco and has already received acceptance letters from two Bay area...

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David Miles’ SFA Journey out of Darkness

By Adam Ramirez David Miles was in the pitch blackness. He was in a dark cave in Yosemite with no light and the only way he could navigate out of it was with the help of his fellow San Francisco Achievers. Miles is from the Richmond District in San Francisco — where...

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Achiever Spotlight: Jerry Johnson

By Lynn Jacobs One of our scholars, Jerry Johnson, recently told us that his ability to succeed had always been doubted; his friends, and even his family members, told him he would drop out of school and do drugs because bad behavior “ran in his blood.” But, Jerry is...

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