Making Waves Foundation operates CAP, a college success program that supports Making Waves Academy (MWA) graduates through the successful completion of their college degrees, as quickly and with as little debt as possible. What makes CAP different is its combination of personalized coaching, financial literacy training, and scholarships. In addition to operating CAP, Making Waves Foundation supports the growth of MWA by acquiring, developing, and managing school facilities.
Founded in 1989, Making Waves was created to address the educational needs of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth with limited access to quality schools in Richmond, California. Today, the Foundation’s mission is to advance opportunities for underserved and historically underrepresented students who are college-bound and career-minded. Making Waves Foundation envisions a society in which all youth—regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status—have access to high-quality educational opportunities and the tools to achieve success.meaningful careers and positively contribute to society. The Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit private operating foundation.