Oakland native and Summer Search Bay Area alumnus Zachary Norris believes that in order to have a strong community, “we need strong community-centered institutions.” And that is exactly what he is trying to do.
As the Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Zachary is working with a collaborative of nonprofits to launch Restore Oakland, a new center and effort to begin reinvestment in East Oakland, California.
Summer Search Bay Area alumnus Zachary Norris.
Continue reading Fighting for Restorative Justice in Oakland
The holidays are approaching, fast. Help Summer Search kick off the season of giving!
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is the annual global celebration of giving fueled by the power of social media and generosity.
On November 28, 2017, #GivingTuesday launches the charitable season when many organizations focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. Just last year, more than 1.6M gifts were made across nearly 100 countries to raise $177M worldwide! Continue reading Save the Date for #GivingTuesday
It’s that time of year!
In between all of the family gatherings and shopping madness of the holiday season lies #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and generosity.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many organizations focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. Just last year, more than 700,000 people participated in #GivingTuesday to raise $116M worldwide! Continue reading Are You Ready for #GivingTuesday?
At Summer Search, we’re committed to providing students the best experience in their journey toward college success. A big part of that commitment means meeting students where they are. Well, one place they are, is on their phones, texting.
That’s why last year Summer Search partnered with texting platform technology company Signal Vine to launch a pilot program in the Bay Area aimed at helping our students take timely action on important milestones in their Summer Search journey and the college application process. Continue reading Texting for Success
The holidays are approaching, fast! As you plan out your Thanksgiving Day gatherings and prepare for the retail shopping onslaught of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider marking one additional day on your calendar — December 1, 2015: #GivingTuesday.
Continue reading Share Your Giving Story
There has been a lot of exciting things going on in the world of higher education lately! Allow us to summarize.
U.S. News & World Report recently published their 2015 College Rankings, while the New York Times put out a list of the Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students. Also, the White House just released several new higher ed tools, including a College Scorecard, and also announced big changes to the FAFSA financial aid application.
Continue reading Choosing the Right School… for You