Your gift, no matter the size, will make a remarkable difference in a student’s life.

This #GivingTuesday, November 28th, we’re asking you to join our effort

Your gift, no matter the size, will make a remarkable difference in a student’s life.

This #GivingTuesday, November 28th, we’re asking you to join our effort

Your gift, no matter the size, will make a remarkable difference in a student’s life.

A college degree is the doorway to economic mobility. We believe that every single San José high school student should have an opportunity to walk through that doorway and into a future with unlimited opportunities.

That can happen through our San José Promise Scholarships. This year alone, 500 high school graduates from our community are realizing their dreams of a college degree with free tuition for two years.

We can do this only with your help. Thanks to people like you, our investment in students’ lives is an investment in the Silicon Valley workforce. We’re diversifying that workforce and ensuring that our local economy has the skilled workers needed for 21st century jobs.

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Student Stories

Student Stories

Rebecca Cruz

Alumni, San José City College
San José Promise Graduate

“With a little bit of grit, dedication and of course with the help of programs like the San José Promise, getting through adversity has led me to reaching my dreams.”

Scotti Sarti

Student, Evergreen Valley College
History, AA-T

“Evergreen Valley College is a community-oriented and student focused campus. The best part of Evergreen is the hard-working staff who go out of their way to make understanding the materials a priority.”

Kulwaran Sandhu

Student, San José City College
Business Administration, AS-T

“San José City College has streamlined my transfer to San José State University where I will pursue my Bachelor of Science degree in Business. I know that when I accomplish all of my educational endeavors, I will be ready to thrive in our global society. My long term goal is to become a successful business manager working in Silicon Valley. I am now ready and prepared for the next step of my journey.”

Christian Döscher

Student, Evergreen Valley College
Chemistry, AS-T

“EVC instructors are very helpful and understanding. They are able to relate to the student’s situation. The cleanliness of the campus is maintained throughout the year, providing a beautiful, natural environment. Evergreen is far more than I expected. It’s not just a school to me, but a second home.”

Georgina Perez

Valedictorian, Evergreen Valley College
Graduating Class of 2016

An ADT guarantees you a spot at a four-year university so you can continue your Bachelor’s degree. It’s very helpful because…you finish your GE classes (at EVC or SJCC) – your Science, your Math, your English – and that is the best way to transfer to a four-year university.

Klayre Guzman

Alumni, San José City College
San José Promise Graduate

“Nothing is impossible, just difficult”

Aidole Arteaga

Student, San José City College
Administration of Justice, AS-T

“My dream is to give back to the community and become a Santa Clara County Probation Officer. Thank you San José City College for making this all possible.”

Christie Martinez

Alumni, Evergreen Valley College
Administration of Justice, AS-T

“I am grateful for Evergreen Valley College and the opportunities that my degree has given me. Without EVC, I probably never would have attended college in the first place, and knowing that I had a guaranteed transfer to the CSU system when I completed by ADT made it even easier to continue my education and earn a bachelor’s degree.”

Andrew Nguyen

Student, Evergreen Valley College
Business, AA-T

“Higher Education not only creates opportunities to grow in your career, but it also motivates you to improve yourself every day! The guaranteed transfer available with an Associate Degrees for Transfer ensures that I’ll be able to continue my education at San José State University where I will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems.”

Rebecca Cruz

Alumni, San José City College
San José Promise Graduate

“With a little bit of grit, dedication and of course with the help of programs like the San José Promise, getting through adversity has led me to reaching my dreams.”

Klayre Guzman

Alumni, San José City College
San José Promise Graduate

“Nothing is impossible, just difficult”

Kulwaran Sandhu

Student, San José City College
Business Administration, AS-T

“San José City College has streamlined my transfer to San José State University where I will pursue my Bachelor of Science degree in Business. I know that when I accomplish all of my educational endeavors, I will be ready to thrive in our global society. My long term goal is to become a successful business manager working in Silicon Valley. I am now ready and prepared for the next step of my journey.”

Christian Döscher

Student, Evergreen Valley College
Chemistry, AS-T

“EVC instructors are very helpful and understanding. They are able to relate to the student’s situation. The cleanliness of the campus is maintained throughout the year, providing a beautiful, natural environment. Evergreen is far more than I expected. It’s not just a school to me, but a second home.”

Georgina Perez

Valedictorian, Evergreen Valley College
Graduating Class of 2016

An ADT guarantees you a spot at a four-year university so you can continue your Bachelor’s degree. It’s very helpful because…you finish your GE classes (at EVC or SJCC) – your Science, your Math, your English – and that is the best way to transfer to a four-year university.

Scotti Sarti

Student, Evergreen Valley College
History, AA-T

“Evergreen Valley College is a community-oriented and student focused campus. The best part of Evergreen is the hard-working staff who go out of their way to make understanding the materials a priority.”

Aidole Arteaga

Student, San José City College
Administration of Justice, AS-T

“My dream is to give back to the community and become a Santa Clara County Probation Officer. Thank you San José City College for making this all possible.”

Christie Martinez

Alumni, Evergreen Valley College
Administration of Justice, AS-T

“I am grateful for Evergreen Valley College and the opportunities that my degree has given me. Without EVC, I probably never would have attended college in the first place, and knowing that I had a guaranteed transfer to the CSU system when I completed by ADT made it even easier to continue my education and earn a bachelor’s degree.”

Andrew Nguyen

Student, Evergreen Valley College
Business, AA-T

“Higher Education not only creates opportunities to grow in your career, but it also motivates you to improve yourself every day! The guaranteed transfer available with an Associate Degrees for Transfer ensures that I’ll be able to continue my education at San José State University where I will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems.”