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Equity in Higher Education: The Bay Area and Beyond (May 14-21)

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Friday, May 14, 2021 - All Day | Cost: $15*
*Free tickets for students with San Mateo County residency. All other tickets start at $15.



Stream ‘Unlikely’ from May 14-21 and join us on May 19 for an impactful conversation about higher ed equity issues in the Bay Area and beyond. 100% of your ticket purchase funds a scholarship for a low-income, high-need youth in San Mateo County.

– Watch the Film: May 14-21 from the comfort of your home
– Attend the Panel: May 19, 4 pm
– GET YOUR TICKETS: https://tinyurl.com/unlikelyfilm

Free tickets for students with San Mateo County residency. All other tickets start at $15.

Cost: Watch the film and attend the panel for $20. Watch the film only for $15. A select number of free tickets are available to students with residency in San Mateo County.

About ‘Unlikely’:
Set in the cities of Akron, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles, five individuals failed by the higher education system fight for a second chance at opportunity.

A feature documentary from Three Frame Media filmmakers Jaye & Adam Fenderson, ‘Unlikely’ investigates America’s college dropout crisis and the barriers students face in their pursuit of an education and meaningful career.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/B5YASi5J4Kc

About the Panel:
The “Equity in Higher Education: The Bay Area and Beyond” panel will explore systemic barriers to higher education across the country and in San Mateo County. We will hear from:

– ‘Unlikely’ director/producer Jaye Fenderson
– ‘Unlikely’ cast member Kalif Robinson
– Dr. Lauren Ford from the SMCCD Promise Scholars program (https://smccd.edu/promise/)
– Denisse Velazquez from Students Rising Above (https://studentsrisingabove.org/)

The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Jeremiah Sims, the Director of Equity at the College of San Mateo.

About Jobs for Youth:
All proceeds will benefit the County of San Mateo Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholarship program (https://jobsforyouth.org/risewithcourage). Every year, Jobs for Youth provides 20 youth from San Mateo County with $1,500 each.

The Jobs for Youth Scholars are incredible–they aspire to change the world through engineering, psychology, medicine, and more. They have big dreams, and they know that with hard work, they can make those dreams come true. While the past year has added an unprecedented level of difficulty, the 2021 Scholars have continued to rise to every single challenge.

The full cost of your ticket goes directly into the Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholarship Fund. Your generous contribution is tax deductible. Our tax ID is 94-6000532.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: $15*
*Free tickets for students with San Mateo County residency. All other tickets start at $15.
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