Unlocking a better future for the underserved young people of Contra Costa County.
A college degree positively changes the trajectory of students, their families, and their communities.
Making Waves Academy Impact
Making Waves Academy is a public charter school in Richmond, California, serving predominately students from socioeconomically disadvantaged households. Making Waves Foundation supports Making Waves Academy as their real estate provider and with financial, intellectual, and material resources.
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“If I went to any other school I wouldn’t feel that community aspect as much. I wouldn’t be able to have a heart-to-heart conversation with a teacher.”Amari-Lynn, Making Waves Academy, 17th Wave Student
College Success Impact
Making Waves Foundation operates a college success program, known as CAP, that supports predominately first-generation college students with coaching, scholarships, and financial literacy training.
“Making Waves and the investment of its leadership and staff formed the foundation upon which every subsequent achievement I have and will experience in my life is supported.”Hossain, UCLA graduate
“Making Waves gave me the educational and community support to re-imagine what I envisioned could be possible for my life.”Betty, USC graduate
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