Summer 2022 Updates


Aug 2022


This June, we were delighted to welcome our 2022 High Hopes Scholarship class. In total, 29 new students joined our program: 10 are attending community college and 19 freshmen are going to schools across the country from California to Chicago to New York. Additionally, five Community College High Hopes scholars transferred from Berkeley City College (BCC) to four-year institutions. All of our students are looking forward to the start of a new school year. 

We also want to congratulate our Class of 2022 college graduates! They persisted through the pandemic to receive their diplomas in an array of disciplines including ethnic studies, business, engineering, nursing, biology, and film. Over 60% of these students graduated from a UC, 30% from Cal States, and two students graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We are so proud of them!

Welcome 2022 High Hopes Scholars!

Community College High Hopes

Ruaa Abushareefh
Micheel Nadr Alharazy
Blaine Glidden
José Gomez

Sofia Lagunas Milian
Nicole Liu
Aqsa Nawaz
Trisha Nguyen

Nia Roberson-French
Roheen Zada

Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes

Daniel Asmamaw
Tenzing Chosang
Dwayne Clay lll
Grecia Espinosa Villanueva
Uriel Guerrero
Amaya Junior
Lucy Klotz

Pavithra Lella
Ashanty Moreno-Silva
Zaki Nadeem
Hanim Nuru
Julianna Prudente
Yasmeen Rodriguez
Rahma Rouabah

Sol Valencia Topete
Camila Velasquez
Diamond Williams
Janai Williams
Matthew Zevallos

Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

Brandon Bailey
Jahlil Taylor
Jannya Solwazi
Leandro Gonzales
Alexis Ortega
Marshatta Porter
Ernesto Garcia
Kendra Bowman

Kaysha Duncan
Kyra Duncan
Batul Aledlah
Ray Saldana
Tara Shahandeh
Emara Shabir
Farah Jahangir
Francesca Llorente

Ty’Jah Banks
Opal Klotz
Asha Byrd
Lisette Moreno
Lulani Sudjian- Lampkin
Ariadna Cruz

We are grateful for those in the community who have joined us in the past to provide access to our four-tiered approach of advising, mentoring, career readiness, and scholarships. These resources strengthen our scholars’ college experience and advancement toward their career goals. Through 1:1 meetings, group workshops, internships, and events our scholars are staying on track to earn their degrees. The following community members ensured funding for the entire journey of a scholar in either our bachelor’s or community college programs for the 2022 scholarship cohort:

Deborah Arthur & Jeffrey Soller
Battle Family Foundation
The Bayer Foundation
Berkeley Rotary Club
Carol Brosgart & Joseph Gross
Louise & Jacob Epstein
Debra Farb & Eric Sippel
Mary & Stan Friedman
Susie & Rob Goodin
Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning

Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau
Stephen Isaacs
Dina Honda
Dr. Sucheta Jawalkar & Oseyi Ikuenobe
Deborah Lewis & Martin Myers
Stephanie McKown & John Brennan
Karen and Michael Meryash
The Nancy P. & Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation

Beth Sawi (In Memoriam David Sawi)
Patricia & Merrill Shanks
John Stahl
Ann Smulka & Bob Blackburn
Marcia Tanner
Susan Taylor & Robert Fabry
Ama Torrance
The Voleon Group
Wareham Development Corporation

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