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Videos

Upward Scholars Overview 2017 

Learn more about Upward Scholars mission and our students 

 
 

Alejandro Avendaño: Sampling for Success 2017 speaker

Alejandro recounted his ascendancy from being a high school dropout to pursuing a career as a police officer.

 
 

Marta Marcos: Sampling for Success 2017 Speaker

Marta describes her escape from gangs in her native El Salvador and told of the day that English changed her life.

 
 

Moises Bautista, the first SASS recipient to receive an associate degree

This speech was presented at SASS's fifth anniversary celebration on May 2, 2015 by Moises Bautista, the first SASS recipient to receive an associate degree.

 
 

A Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas

On April 7, 2013, Immigrant Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke to an audience of more than 250 educators, students, and community members who had gathered at Sequoia High School in Redwood City. The event was a fund-raiser for Sequoia Adult School Scholars (SASS) and several SASS recipients spoke at the event. The conversation with Jose was moderated by SASS president Elizabeth Weal.

 
 

Press

2017

Menlo Park Almanac

SASS was chosen to among the local non-profits who are recipients of proceeds from the Menlo Park Almanac Holiday Fund. This article is an overview of Upward Scholars that appeared in connection with that program

Palo Alto Pulse

Upward Scholars was the lead article in the November issue of Palo Alto Pulse.

CLIMATE

SASS was featured in the July 2017 issue of Redwood City’s CLIMATE Magazine. Read the article here.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation blog

This post profiles the SASS tutoring program and the training Cañada College ESL faculty delivered to SASS tutors.

2016

Half Moon Bay Review

This article profiles one of SASS’s first recipients from Half Moon Bay. Read article.

Menlo Park Almanac

SASS was chosen to be one of 11 local non-profits who are recipients of proceeds from the Menlo Park Almanac Holiday Fund. This article is an overview of SASS that appeared in connection with that program. Read article

Olive Hill Press

Cañada College’s online newsletter highlights SASS’s impact on Cañada students.

Palo Alto Weekly

Sequoia Adult School Scholars was featured in the April 4th edition the Palo Alto Weekly. Read the article here.

2015

Palo Alto Weekly

Read this Guest Opinion by SASS Executive Director Elizabeth Weal

Olive Hill Press

Canada College's online newsletter, highlighted the close relationship between the College, Sequoia District Adult School, and Sequoia Adult School Scholars.

2014

2014 Kent Award

SASS was a recipient of a 2014 Kent Award presented by the San Mateo County School Board Association. See the press release here.

New York Times

The New York Times recently ran an excellent article on what can be done to increase college students’ graduation rates. The suggested solutions are very much in line with what SASS is doing. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/opinion/how-to-help-college-students-graduate.html

2013

Palo Alto Weekly

See this article about SASS President Elizabeth Weal .