Celebrating over 40 years of service to individuals, families, and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In November 2013 College Dream Team held an essay workshop with our seniors with the help of one of our new Board members. At the end of the workshop we asked our students to say a few words about what they appreciated most about College Dream Team. To a person they all replied that they could not have imagined getting to the point of submitting a college application, let alone attending college, without our help. We have had students accepted and matriculate to schools like UC Riverside, Sonoma St. and University of San Francisco this year. Further, our students received more than $250,000 in grant assistance.

College Dream Team worked with 39 seniors this year and more than 180 students. Our students submitted over 200 applications. 24 students will be attending 4-year colleges – the first in their families to do so and 15 will be attending 2-year colleges.

We are proud of students’ accomplishments and know they will succeed!

College Dream Team Statement of Purpose

Students who are not exposed to a college-bound environment have limited access to college admissions advice and knowledge of the path to college. College Dream Team works with high-school students, using a personalized approach, to navigate every step of the college application process so that students have the opportunity to pursue higher education and go on to lead successful lives.

  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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