Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming with more than 500 college students.
Making Waves Education Foundation’s college and career success program is open to Making Waves Academy graduates to support them with the successful completion of their college degrees, as quickly and with as little debt as possible.
Centering the journeys of our students, Making Waves Education Foundation’s personalized approach includes college and career coaching, scholarships, and financial planning. College graduates from the program earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their first-generation, low-income peers, with 84% graduating debt-free.
Founded in 1989, Making Waves is committed to educational equity and to addressing the educational needs of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth with limited access to quality schools in Richmond, California.
Making Waves Education Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit and private operating foundation.