Pathway to College and Career

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    2016 Annual Report
    2015 Pathway to College and Career (PTC2) Scholarship
    2010 PTC Annual Report
    2011 PTC Annual Report

    The Pathway to College and Career Program (PTC2) was created to prepare students in making a smooth, uncomplicated, and informed transition into college life. Through our program, students are introduced to a variety of educational institutions through academic counseling, informational sessions, guest lectures, and college tours both in and out of the state. These free services are available for students beginning in the eighth grade and do not have an academic ceiling to terminate services. Offerings include but are not limited to the following:

    • Personal statement review
    • Writing topic-specific essays
    • Financial aid assistance
    • Scholarship applications (past scholarship calendars)
    • College tours
    • Admissions/Enrollment counseling (up to post graduate work)
    • Case Management
    • SAT/ACT preparation
    • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Across America- youth led college mentoring model
    • Academic Celebrations



    • 136 College Applications submitted
    • 5 Local and out of state Southwest Airlines college tours
    • 100% high school graduation rate
    • 98% college acceptance rate


    US Treasurer Rosie Rios and EOYDC students

    US Treasurer Rosie Rios and EOYDC ‘s finest!

    We offer weekly informational workshops on preparing for college, time management, decision-making and positive choices. We also encourage students to demonstrate positive character attributes, through youth leadership. Our Brotherhood & Sisterhood Across America is the youth led college mentoring model where ’s alumni, undergraduate and graduate students in dozens of states, in a wide variety of fields, including business, law, social sciences, and the mentor younger high school or college students. Nearly 20% of students attend Historically Black Colleges, such as Morehouse and Clark Atlanta. Other EOYDC are students at UC Berkeley, Harvard University, New York University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, among many other institutions.

    Another very important aspect of PTC2 is personal exposure to college campuses. Since 2005, the has provided College Tours for some of its Pathway to College students based upon budgetary opportunities. We have provided individual tours to Washington DC and New York. In addition, we partner with Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow program to provide exposure to Historically Black Colleges and University Tours. (Click Here for Mr. Jackson’s Visit)

    Something For Everyone, is our fundraising event which not only provides us with essential funding to grow the list of college bound applicants, it solidifies the brotherhood and sisterhood network. We want to extend a special “thank you” to Board Member Ellen Wakeley, Esq. and Soroptimist International of the East Bay for volunteering their time along with the initial and continued funding that implemented this wonderful program. Over the years, this special fundraiser allows us the opportunity to celebrate and award over $400,000 in scholarship and foundation support to our college bound students.

    Recently, PTC2 was instrumental in the launch of The East Bay College Access Network (East Bay CAN) – is a collaborative established in November 2011. The mission of the East Bay CAN is to increase college-going and persistence rates in Oakland. Founding members include The East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc., Youth Development Center (EOYDC), Centro Legal De La Raza and the Marcus Foster Education Fund. The College Access Foundation of California funds this work. The goal for East Bay CAN was to implement strategy that would increase the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion at three under- resourced Oakland High school sites: Castlemont Community of Small Schools, Fremont Federation and McClymonds. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the ultimate goal of the collaborative was to increase FAFSA completions by 50% at the aforementioned schools.

    We produce a PTC2 Report to provide students highlights. For additional information or to donate to the program, please contact our Pathway to College and Career Coordinator at (510) 569-8088.



    Adrianne Batiste, Cal State Monterey Bay, MA Finance

    Aja Seldon, Columbia University, MA Journalism

    Chris Oakes, UC Santa Cruz, MA Education

    Dami Ghadebo, Georgia State University, MS Bio Chemistry

    Lamarr Martin, Georgia State University, MA Sports Management

    Morgan Chandler, Sacramento State university, MA Social Work

    Amber Murphy, Cal State Eastbay, BA Sociology/Political Science

    Arianna Bell, Howard University, BA Marketing

    Aubrey Conley, Texas Southern University, BA Business Management 

    Brea Hammonds, Loyola Marymount university, BA Communication Studies

    Caleb Smith, University of San Francisco, BA Political Science 

    Chad Washington, Columbia University, BA Political Science

    Domine Ezechukwu, Fisk University, BS Psychology/Pre-Medical 

    Francisco Arce, University of Santa Clara, BA Accounting

    Jailyn Anderson, Howard University, BA Broadcast Journalism

    Jamal Rasheed, Morehouse College, BA Business Management

    James Evans, Sacramento State University, BA Public Relations

    Jessica Torres, UC Berkeley, BA Social Welfare

    Josue Preciado, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Computer Engineering

    Julian Clark, San Jose State University, BA Business

    Karissa White, University of San Diego, bs Environmental Science

    Kevin Davenport, Howard University, BA Political Science

    Lauren Hill, Hampton University, BA Psychology

    Lionel Gowans, SF State University, BS Biology

    Lorenzo Manag, UC Merced, BS Mechanical Engineering

    Mariah Gardner, Fisk University, BA Art Therapy

    Markeia Brox Chester, University of san diego, BA Business Administration

    Miles Gordon, Hampton University, BA Political Science 

    Monica Buenostro, SF State University, BS Biology

    Rodney Horne, Morehouse College, BS Biology

    Terrell Hegler, UC Berkeley, BA Community & Economic Development 

    Tevin Tavares, University of Oregon, BA Marketing

    Trinity Wilson, UCLA, BA Sociology

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