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Unlocking educational opportunity

With a unique focus on college access and college success, Making Waves supports historically underrepresented and underserved students pursue their college, career, and life dreams.

Impact that Matters

Attaining a postsecondary degree has a dramatic impact on a student’s life. Together, we’re changing the narrative of education access in Contra Costa County.


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Making Waves Academy


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