In 2014, sixteen-year-old Marisa was a high school student living in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Her parents, immigrants from China, struggled to navigate the complex web of social services available in San Francisco. Tech-savvy Marisa was looking for a way to easily sort through the maze of resources. And then she found One Degree through one of our street outreach events.
Marisa used One Degree to find and sign up for a summer program at the Richmond Village Beacon Center, which is dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for San Francisco youth by bridging the gap between the community and schools. Through the program Marisa got a taste for the medical field. Marisa went on to use One Degree to find a program that helped her apply to college.
“I was recently accepted into a summer program I found through One Degree… The site has already proven extremely useful,” said Marisa. We heard later that she was accepted into college and studying medicine.