More than Success, Students Rising Above is Giving Young People Lives of Fulfillment

For 24 years, Students Rising Above (SRA) has helped thousands of students facing poverty and systemic barriers achieve success. “We […more…]

‘Navigational Capital’

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Students Rising Above

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SRA empowers students facing systemic barriers to define and find success through education, career, and in life.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

In today’s world, there are many young people with extraordinary academic capacity and leadership potential. However, access to the opportunities and resources needed to get to and through college and into a career are not equally available. Education is a lever that can shift poverty to prosperity, and inequality to equity. Local individuals and companies have the exciting opportunity to partner with SRA to directly influence these transformations.
Julius Robinson
SRA Board Chair; Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for
the Americas for Union Bank

Give Students the Resources They Need to Succeed

Donations to Students Rising Above (SRA) will be used to support, prepare, and mobilize low-income students to pursue a post-secondary education and find career success and economic stability for their future. CEO Elizabeth Jordan Devaney explains, “We utilize these funds in providing everything that we can to help students realize their innate potential as human beings.”

A $500 donation can provide books and academic materials for a student for one semester, while a $1,000 gift can provide a laptop for a first-year student in college. A $50,000 contribution 

Key Supporters

Gap Inc.
Hobson Lucas Family Foundation
Joseph Pedott Trust
JW Bagley Foundation
Kimball Foundation
May & Stanley Smith Trust
McMurtry Family Foundation
O’Shea Foundation
Odell Fund
Quest Fund
Ross Stores
Shartsis Friese
Solid Rock Foundation
The Julia Burke Foundation
Union Bank
Warriors Community Foundation