All Children Deserve Access to a High-Quality Education
In 1989, John H. Scully and the late Reverend Eugene Farlough, pastor of Sojourner Truth Church in Richmond, California, were serving on the board of the prestigious Branson School in Ross, California. After discussing the need to help children that cannot afford to attend a school like Branson — but deserve access to a high-quality education — they planted the seeds that would become Making Waves Foundation.
Demonstrating a unique understanding of the challenges and ambitions of young people facing systemic barriers to education, Making Waves created a model of holistic support, preparation, and pathways that continues to elevate students and inspire educators today.
Making Waves Education Program is Launched
Making Waves Academy Opens
Making Waves Foundation Launches its College Success Program, CAP
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.