The Civic Kitchen Teaches Aim High How to Cook

Top Chef contestants better watch out because there’s new talent in town: Aim High students and parents! This spring members of the Aim High community took their kitchen skills to the next level. The Civic Kitchen, a new cooking school for home cooks, invited Aim High to partake in a Saturday cooking class. At no…

Aim High’s East Bay Benefit – A Quick Recap of an Inspiring Evening

On Thursday, April 19, Aim High hosted its first ever East Bay Benefit. More than 150 donors, educators, trustees, alumni and their families gathered to commemorate 18 years of Aim High in Oakland and celebrate our upcoming campus launch in Richmond this summer. The East Bay Benefit honored two remarkable Aim High alumni, James Harris…

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Aim High’s Teacher Pathway Program to Benefit from Hellman Foundation Grant

Aim High is proud to be a founding member of the San Francisco Educator Pathway Coalition (SFEPC), which recently received the prestigious Collaborative Change Initiative Grant from the Hellman Foundation. On December 6, the San Francisco-based Hellman Foundation awarded nearly $5 million to four cross-sector partnerships working within health and education. Awardees, ranging in focus…

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Aim High + Sports Basement = Shop ‘Til You Drop

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time for Sports Basement’s annual Holiday Shopping Day (hosted exclusively for Aim High)! Stop by any Sports Basement location on Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 and receive 20% off your entire purchase.  An added Bonus: Sign up for Sports Basement’s Basementeer Program to receive 10% of your purchase…

Climb Higher: Savoring the Memories of Aim High’s 2017 Gala

Our 2017 Annual Gala on November 15 was a remarkable success! We’re still feeling the glow. Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 15 as a guest, sponsor, or honoree. We raised enough funds to add 525 new students to our program in Summer 2018. The evening wouldn’t have been possible without you, so thank…

Win Amazing Prizes at Aim High’s 2017 Annual Gala

Aim High’s biggest event of the year (after the summer program, of course) is this Wednesday. In anticipation of our Annual Gala and After Party, we’re giving you a sneak peak of the amazing prizes you can enter to win that evening. Get excited! What prize(s) you’ll walk away with? I’ve got dibs on the Provence…

Summer 2017 Career Day Highlights

This summer, generous companies across the Bay Area hosted Aim High at their offices for Career Days, a fun and informative way to help students understand the connection between education and careers. See how Credit Suisse, Dolby Laboratories, and GoPro made summer meaningful for students while exposing them to a variety of professional pathways. To…

To Our Aim High Community Regarding DACA

Today, we sent at statement to our families regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA. If you need support in connecting with the resources, please contact the Aim High Central Office at 415-551-2301.   To learn more about the recent DACA decision, please refer to the list of resources below. FAQ from CSU 5…

Aim High Food Trucks Get Students Thinking Creatively About Food

Building cardboard food trucks have been an important summer activity for the past few years at Aim High’s Mission District campus. Inspired by the short documentary Caine’s Arcade, which tells of an imaginative 9-year-old who spends his summer vacation constructing a cardboard arcade in his father’s auto shop, Aim High’s food trucks give students the…

Aim High Students Experience a Day with the Warriors

Aim High students experienced an unforgettable Career Day when they visited the Golden State Warriors Corporate Headquarters in downtown Oakland this summer. Rising seventh grade student toured the workspace, took pictures with trophies, and even played some ball on the Warriors’ official practice court. Students also had the pleasure of chatting with Warriors PA announcer Matt Hurwitz and…