Here in our beloved Bay Area, one issue that is hard to avoid is the income gap between the haves and have-nots. Though there are many causes for this, one answer to this inequity is a level playing field with regard to educational opportunity.

Among the most powerful drivers of educational equity are the Promise programs in many of our communities: community based college scholarships paired with supports throughout the educational system to make college degrees possible for ALL our young people.

Northern California Promise Coalition is a group of Promise programs in the area, where communities work together to make sure our under-resourced students can take advantage of the benefits of a college degree, improving the quality of their lives and the next generation.