Here's a sample of our volunteer opportunities:VIEW AS
Upward Scholars empowers low income adults, mostly immigrants working minimum wage jobs, by providing them with financial support, tutoring, and other assistance so they can continue their education, get higher paying jobs, and serve as role models and advocates for their children.
SASS provides our scholarship recipients with the following:
- Textbooks, which can cost several hundred dollars a semester.
- Bus passes, which cost $320 a semester, for all students who need to take the bus to college.
- Tutors, by community volunteers who meet with students at a time and location that is convenient to the student and tutor.
- Laptops for students who need them.
- College advising to help students choose classes, resolve financial aid issues, and navigate the college bureaucracy. Silicon Valley Community Foundation makes this possible.
We also have a Conversation Club where students chat informally with community volunteers.