California State University (CSU) application deadline

The California State University (CSU) application deadline is November 30, Sunday, for undergrad students.

https://secure.csumentor.edu

University of California (UC) application deadline

University of California (UC) application deadline is November 30, Sunday, for undergrad students. Two personal statement essays are required for this application.

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/dates-deadlines

Vergara v. Caliornia / Students Matter – Case Summary

When nine California students sued the State of California in a trial that went to the courts this year in 2014 the students did so for a reason: “the right to learn from effective teachers and have an equal opportunity to succeed in school”. When you vote on Tuesday please keep in mind that change can be good and we sometimes have to start at the top.

http://studentsmatter.org/our-case/vergara-v-california-case-summary/

Fundraisers at UC Berkeley October 11 and 18, 2014

Thank you so much to SportsHopes teammates who helped work in a concession stand at UC Berkeley football games to raise funds for SportsHopes. (L-R photo 1): Steven Gissentanner (Merritt Community College Track & Field student-athlete), Jennifer Oliver (founder), Tatiana Misco and Kaori Nguyen (Merritt Community College Track & Field student-athletes), Monticia Scott (Castro Valley High School student-athlete), Sylvia Ginwright (Steven and Monticia’s aunt), Linda Mitchell and Lisa Boley Davis (parents). (L-R photo 2): Juan Emanuel Morales (Chabot Community College Track & Field student-athlete), Jennifer Oliver (founder), Rob Caravalho (parent), Doris Allen (Ben’s mother) and Ben Davis (UC Berkeley Track & Field student-athlete). Much appreciation you all inspire!

SportsHopes Spotlight: 10-8-2014

Not every pathway to a four-year college is an easy one. Ray Caravalho is a baseball pitcher student-athlete who has worked very hard as a student-athlete with regards to both academics and athletics. He has a story to be told one day as many student-athletes do, but he made it. From high school at Castro Valley High to a local community college and now onward to a scholarship with Holy Names University (Dll) in Oakland, CA, he is on his way. At times when he was not able to compete, he trained. Thank you to Gamespeed’s Aaron Thigpen for your expert training assistance. Ray, we are so very proud of you and your family and truly expect to watch you pitch and compete in the pros one day! We’re rooting for you!

UC Berkeley Fundraiser: 9-27-2014

Awesome people volunteering to help SportsHopes fundraise today at the UC Berkeley football game. Thank you so very much (L to R) Rob Caravalho (parent), Ray Caravalho (Holy Names University Baseball), Jennifer Oliver (SportsHopes), Ben Davis (UC Berkeley Track & Field), Lisa Davis (parent), Jake Mitchell (Chico State University Track & Field), Sharon Flores (UC Berkeley Running Club), Emanuel Morales (Chabot College XC/Track & Field) and Linda Mitchell (parent). Community at its best!