Every spring, a new cohort of Canal Alliance University Prep (UP!) students decides which colleges they will attend. On May 8th, Canal Alliance staff, volunteers and fellow students celebrated with our nine graduating high school seniors as they made their announcements at our College Signing Day Celebration.
This fall, students from the High School Class of 2019 will join 48 fellow UP! students who are currently enrolled in colleges and universities across the state. This year’s Seniors were accepted to 20 colleges and universities and intend to study Business, Engineering, Film, Biological Sciences, Nursing, and Management at the schools they chose.
Education is a critical component to empowering individuals and families to break the generational cycle of poverty. To support their continued success, Canal Alliance is committed to providing ongoing support, coaching, and scholarship assistance to our students and their families as they pursue their dreams of earning a 4-year degree.
We asked our students:
What are you looking forward to most in college?
“I’m looking forward to a fresh start where I get to choose my path and my future.” Kathy, UC Santa Cruz Class of 2023
“Making new friends and becoming more independent.” Yanira, Sonoma State University Class of 2023
What advice do you have for younger students who are pursuing their goals of a college education?
“Always have a goal and take advantage of all the opportunities that Canal Alliance offers.” Denilson, UC Merced, Class of 2023
“Do not let your parents down! Remember that they immigrated here to give you the best!” Magdali, Sonoma State University, Class of 2023
Please join us in supporting our college students to succeed by contributing to our Scholarship Fund: donate.canalalliance.org/scholarshipfund