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The Role of Luck in College Access

| by Luigi Fu in Education Equity

A Good Education Should be Accessible to Everyone — Not Just the Lucky Few

Haas Leadership Initiatives staff member Luigi Fu on his immigrant upbringing and what it means to create opportunity for all people.

Getting a good education shouldn’t be about luck. It should be something we seek for every child in every community across this country. I was a lucky one. Having grown up in an immigrant family, I was able to ex…

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Helping Kids Succeed in the Bayview

Testing New Approaches to Closing the Opportunity Gap for Preschool Children

The San Francisco Unified School District is working with the Haas, Jr. Fund to create high-quality learning from preschool through third grade.

I was 15 years into my career as an educator when I was hired to work at a school in the Bayview, the neighborhood where I grew up. Knowing the Bayview’s strength, beauty, and challenges, I arrived back home with a…

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The Hero’s Journey

| by Raquiba LaBrie in Education Equity

Students Reflect on How They Made It to a Four-Year Degree

Undocumented graduates’ stories show the value of investing in critical supports and services for a very vulnerable population.

People who study storytelling know that one of the universal themes found in the ancient stories of many cultures is the “hero’s journey.”  During this journey, heroes grapple with fear, encounter guides who he…

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The Next Big Thing in San Francisco

| by Sylvia Yee in Education Equity

Great public schools

In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, VP of Programs Sylvia Yee talks about the difference that Vision 2025 can make in kids' and families' lives.

From the Gold Rush days, San Francisco has been a city of entrepreneurs and innovation. It is home to some of the world’s finest cultural institutions and most savvy and creative businesses. At the same time, income…

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