It is always exciting when new research validates how East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) teachers support our students. A recent study by Stanford education researcher Sade Bonilla highlights the value of secondary school career training programs and partnerships with community colleges—exactly like the Engineering Technology certification pathway that EPAA is launching in the fall!
I am very excited to share an update about the Dream Lab. A group of EPAA students has been dedicated to using technology to help others. All year, they have been working with a particular community member who struggles with mobility. Too often, drivers will leave their cars in the loading zone next to her parking spot, so she is unable to use her van's wheelchair ramp until they return…
As principal of East Palo Alto Academy, Amika Guillaume leads the pursuit of our school’s mission: supporting our hardworking, primarily first-generation students on their journey to college. With more than a decade of experience promoting educational equity in East Palo Alto, Amika has worked with many EPAA families since their children were in elementary school. In this interview, she takes a few minutes out of her busy day to tell us how she found her way to EPAA and what drives her passion.
At US Bank’s scholarship competition for East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) seniors gain not only the chance to win funds for college, but also essential practice in applying economic principles to their decision-making. Read on to learn more about how the US Bank and EPAA partnership prepares our students for college, career, and life.
An in-person interview with Roxana Arjon, a first-generation Latina college student from Kansas, about giving back to the students and community of East Palo Alto Academy. We take a look back at her volunteering experience and how a simple, everyday action connected her to us.
This year's College Signing Day at East Palo Alto Academy was a great success and we couldn't be happier to see our Bulldog family beat the odds!