Oakland Promise

Vanessa Ogbu, left, became a mentor through Oakland Promise to Tillena Sylva who was the first person in her family to enter college. The nonprofit provides mentors to raise the college graduation rate of students from Oakland.
Blue Shield of CA
Carrie Hodousek
February 13, 2020 - 2:29 pm
Only 10% of Oakland high school graduates finish college within four years, but the Oakland Promise mentorshp program is trying to raise the success rate of students.
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