10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees

What We Do:

We convert potential to degree by helping students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college. Unlike most high school and college assistance programs, our College Success Programs have no GPA requirement to join. We are also unique in helping students move from community college to a baccalaureate pathway.

Our College Success Program in Napa supports students to and through college to achieve a bachelor’s degree and to graduate career-ready. Since COVID-19, our services are 100% virtual. Our comprehensive model provides wrap-around support, college and financial aid counseling, near-peer coaching, access to scholarships, financial aid management, assistance with transfer to a four-year college or university, and career development opportunities.

Programming is delivered through our innovative Fellowship model. Fellows are recent college graduates, mostly alumni of 10,000 Degrees, who help students understand, navigate and manage the college-going process.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Social media design and outreach volunteers needed. Our clients are Napa area students and families from low-income backgrounds. Social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, are key outreach avenues for us. We need volunteer support to help introduce our services online and build our brand.

Business Partners:

 We thank the Travis Credit Union Foundation for selecting us earlier this fall to receive matching donations through their COVID-19 Relief Initiative.


Despite the pandemic, our team has amplified our student support and executed new virtual tools that are increasing students’ opportunities for a college degree through the community college pathway!

~ Chris Gonzales, 10,000 Degrees Program Director

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