northbayleadership.org visualstorymedia.com 10000degrees.org - 10,000 Degrees is a leading college success nonprofit in California. 10,000 Degrees helps North Bay students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college. Seventy percent of the students helped by 10,000 Degrees are of Latinx background and eighty percent of their employees are Latinx.
In 2012, 10,000 Degrees launched the Fellowship Program in which recent college graduates are employed to work full-time in their College Success programs. Starting in the partner high schools and continuing through college, 10,000 Degrees Fellows pair students with trained college advisors to support them and their families as well as school and community partners.
With a specific focus on community building and empowering underserved student populations, 10,000 Degrees Fellows help actualize personal and professional dreams and, in doing so, become powerful catalysts in transforming their own communities from the inside out.
This video is in tribute to their success, and in honor of being selected to receive the 2018 "Empowering the Latino Community" Award.