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Achiever Spotlight: Stevan Berhe

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...
Daniel Ogbonna’s First Steps Toward College

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...
David Miles’ SFA Journey out of Darkness

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...
Achiever Spotlight: Jerry Johnson

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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