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Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks for wanting to volunteer with us. Please contact us in the form below so that we can follow up with you. Currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following programs: College Information Day (October) Cash for College Workshops (October-March 2nd) I'm Going to College (April) Pre-Collegiate Academy Program (July)  

Programs

Academic Programs: EBC offers an intensive academic preparation program through the Pre-Collegiate Academy and in-class and after-school tutoring services. College Advising Program: College advising services are provided at College and Career Information Centers, college fairs and other events and programs at large to promote higher education.  

Cash For College

California Cash for College (CCFC) workshops provide students and their families an opportunity to receive FREE, professional help to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application. The deadline to apply for Cal Grants and most other types of financial aid for California Colleges is March 2nd.* * [...]

Board of Directors and Member Institutions

The East Bay Consortium, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency, operates as a collaborative of 12 public and independent educational institutions in the Bay Area. Together, we work to bring East Bay youth the widest possible range of services and opportunities. Without them, we could not reach as many students and teachers as we now do. [...]

Supporters

The East Bay Consortium is grateful for the support of the corporations, foundations, government agencies, and private donors that have contributed to our success. With their help, we strive to encourage today's youth to pursue their academic and personal goals. Our thanks to these major donors: California State Department of Education California State GEAR UP Cal-SOAP, [...]

I’m Going to College

I'm Going to College (IGTC) is designed to create an awareness of the opportunities of a college education to elementary school students, and to make going to college an attainable goal. The program works with all 5th grade students at an elementary school. The East Bay Consortium works with 5th grade teachers to guide students [...]

Academic Programs

The East Bay Consortium offers a variety of programs both in school and out of school. Tutoring - the East Bay Consortium provides after school and in class tutoring open to all students at 8 schools in Oakland. Mentoring - students involved with PCA are provided with a college student mentor. Saturday Program - weekly [...]

Pre-Collegiate Academy

In 1991, the East Bay Consortium, in collaboration with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Merritt College, instituted the Pre-Collegiate Academy (PCA), a program specifically designed for students in Oakland middle and secondary schools. The PCA was established to remedy the growing number of students from low socio-economic backgrounds who were not qualifying for [...]

About

The East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc. is one of fifteen California Student Opportunity and Access Projects (Cal-SOAP) administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The East Bay Consortium provides services to students and teachers in Oakland to achieve the goal of increasing the number of students finishing high school and enrolling in postsecondary [...]

Accepting Student Loans

Before accepting a loan check, consider the following: Is the school or program a good investment? A school must tell you about its: graduates' success in job placement; tuition and refund policies; academic and training programs; financial aid programs; the faculty and facilities. Even if you do not graduate or are not happy with the [...]