A mind is truly a terrible thing to waste–and an incredibly powerful tool to unlock.We’re working to ensure every child, teen and adult in San Joaquin County has access to a quality education that propels them into trajectory-changing opportunities and community-changing careers.
Together, we can build a community where…
Every child feels safe, welcome, and supported at their school
Every child can read at grade level
Every student graduates high school with a clear path forward
Colleges and Universities partner with the community to ensure all students graduate with a degree or credential of value
Every adult is able to attain the education they need to change and advance in their careers
Too Many Missed Opportunities
2.9 grade levels behind
As of 2016, Black students in Stockton were on average 2.9 grade levels behind and Latino students were on average 2.4 grade levels behind. This represents gaps of 1.4 and 0.9 grade levels to their white peers. Source.
14% of students reading on grade level
Coming out of the pandemic, just 14% of students in Stockton were reading at grade level. Source.
46th out of 58 counties for high school graduation rate
San Joaquin County sits in the bottom 12 California counties with a high school graduation rate of 78%. Source.
19.2% of residents with a Bachelor’s degree
Less than 20% of San Joaquin County residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor’s degree compared with the state average of 33%. Source.