Many immigrants come to the United States for a better life but find themselves stuck in low-wage jobs, struggling to make ends meet and support their families. That’s what motivates Redwood City-based Upward Scholars to provide adult immigrants the boost they need to move up the economic ladder through education and career development support.
Upward Scholars promotes economic mobility and access to quality career pathways for adult immigrants from low-income households by helping them continue their education in community college, get higher-paying jobs, and serve as role models and advocates for their children and our community. Support for these hard-working, motivated students includes academic, financial, holistic, and career development programs.
As a result, some students move from low-wage jobs into middle-wage occupations. Others start their own businesses or earn certificates in areas such as medical assisting or bookkeeping. A few earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year universities.
Upward Scholars serves students right here in the Bay Area – at San Mateo County’s three community colleges and Alameda County’s Peralta Community College District.
Donations can be made from the Friday before the service through the Tuesday following the service, using PayPal link https://www.uufrc.org/community/giving/ and writing “Share the Plate” in the memo line. On the Sunday of the collection, all donations, unless otherwise specified, go to Share the Plate.