Image of front cover of impact report with Making Waves Foundation logo, wave elements, and photo of Alison Paxtor in graduation attire

Our Impact

Celebrating 93 Wave-Makers graduating from college in 2022, 84% graduating debt-free with the average debt being less than a $1,000 per student on average. Read more in our latest impact report.

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.


1,100+

students enrolled in
Making Waves Academy

500+

students enrolled in college

600+

college graduates and growing