10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees

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10,000 Degrees is a college success nonprofit helping rising high school senior students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college.


Program Application

Your 10,000 Degrees Fellow, Jocelyn Salaverria

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Things I can help with:

  • Connection to on-campus resources
  • Financial aid for college
  • Application steps for City College of San Francisco
  • Verification support 
  • Class registration support 
  • Family College Awareness Workshops
  • Scholarship Application Support

Office Hours:

  • Jocelyn Salaverria
  • Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am - 3:40pm (in the Ida B school library, 3rd floor)
  • jocelyn.salaverria@10000degrees.org
  • (415) 532-8797 ext:183
  • Schedule an appointment

Founded in 1981, 10,000 Degrees is a leading college success nonprofit organization in California that helps low-income and first-generation students get to and through college.

 We support high school students at Ida B Wells High School  in the following areas: 

  • Financial aid applications (FAFSA & CA DREAM ACT) 
  • 4 year college applications (UC/CSU/PRIVATE) 
  • Community college applications 
  • Community college class registration 
  • Student and family college workshops 
  • 10,000 Degrees Community College Success Scholarship application

What makes 10,000 Degrees unique? 

  • NO GPA requirement.
  • We support students and families from low income backgrounds TO AND THROUGH college. 
  • We serve all students regardless of their documentation status. 
  • Our programs are led by 10,000 Degrees Fellows who are recent college graduates, many are alums of 10,000 Degrees, who serve as near-peer mentors and lead our innovative college success model.
  • 10,000 Degrees is one of the few college support organizations that has a proven pathway for students who begin at a community college and then transfer to graduate from a four-year college.

What does our work look like at INSERT HIGH SCHOOL? 

October - December

Financial aid & 4 year college application support for ALL seniors.

January - May 

Community college support for high school seniors & 10,000 Degrees Community College Success Scholarship launch.


High school seniors are selected for the 10,000 Degrees Community College Success Scholarship. 


Summer transition support for new 10,000 Degrees Community College Success students & student onboarding meetings. 


Support for 10,000 Degrees Community College Success students begins! 



This page was last updated on September 28, 2021