The Peery Foundation and EPAAF share the same vision: to help youth from low-income communities transform their lives through education. Find out more about our strong partnership with Peery in this feature.
Every spring, millions of high school seniors throughout the US graduate with the intention to attend college. But by fall, an astounding number of them end up not pursuing higher education. That is why EPAAF is determined to see our students to and through college. Find out how we support our incoming first-year college students in this article through our Anti-Summer Melt Campaign.
Meet Allison Mok, a beloved math teacher and advisor at East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA). Having taught in the school for four years, Allison has supported numerous students through their high school journey and in preparing for college. In this feature, Allison sits down to reflect on why she chose EPAA, her teaching philosophy, and what a day in the life of a high school teacher is really like.
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!
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.