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Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit committed to equity – with students from 5th grade to college and career.​

At Making Waves, we are committed to educational equity. Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming (formerly known as CAP) with more than 500 college students.​

Centering historically underrepresented and underserved students and their college and career journeys, Making Waves Education Foundation helps make college affordable and graduation attainable. We partner with students to meet their dreams with personalized support – including college and career coaching, scholarships, and college financial planning. ​

Our alumni network includes more than 600 college graduates, who earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their peers, with 84% graduating from college debt-free.

30 Years of Making Waves: From Our Founding to Today

Hear from former Making Waves Education Program Executive Director Shirley Millender-Williams, Making Waves Foundation Co-Founder John H. Scully, program leaders and program alumni on the founding and impact of Making Waves over the last 30 years.