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Peninsula Bridge consistently looks for creative ways to involve local organizations in our programming. Leading Bay Area organizations have chosen to support our students in a variety of ways. Read more about these partnerships, and see how you can get involved, below.  

Campus Partners

Peninsula Bridge’s out-of-school programs take place on the campuses of seven leading Bay Area independent schools including: Castilleja, Crystal Springs Uplands, Eastside College Preparatory School, Menlo School, The Nueva School, Sacred Heart Schools, St. Matthews Episcopal Day School, and Woodside Priory. The schools provide faculty and facilities for our summer and year round programs, and their heads of school serve on our Board of Directors. The generous in-kind support of these school partners is critical to Peninsula Bridge's model and success.

Middle Schools
Peninsula Bridge partners with over 50 public and independent middle schools from San Mateo to Mountain View to recruit and support high-achieving students for our program. Teachers and principals identify motivated students who are eligible for "Free or Reduced Lunch" to participate in our 12-year program. Most Peninsula Bridge students remain at their home schools and use the knowledge and skills they gain at Peninsula Bridge to contribute and become change agents at their schools and communities. Peninsula Bridge partners with the following middle schools:

Northern Peninsula Middle Schools

  • Abbott Middle School

  • The Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy

  • Baywood Elementary

  • Borel Middle School

  • Bowditch Middle School

  • College Park Elementary

  • George Hall Elementary

  • Horrall Elementary

  • North Shoreview Elementary

  • Park Elementary

  • Parkside Elementary

  • Sunnybrae Elementary

Mid Peninsula Middle Schools

  • Beechwood Elementary

  • Belle Haven Elementary

  • Brentwood Academy

  • East Palo Alto Charter

  • Cesar Chavez Middle School

  • Eastside College Prep

  • Ronald McNair Academy

  • J. F. Kennedy Middle School

  • Hoover Elementary

  • McKinley Institute

  • Roosevelt Elementary

  • Selby Lane Elementary

  • Saint Elizabeth Seton

  • Taft Elementary School

Southern Peninsula Middle Schools

  • Benjamin Bubb Elementary

  • Mariano Castro Elementary

  • Crittenden Middle School

  • Isaac Newton Graham Middle School

  • Frank L. Huff Elementary

  • Edith Landels Elementary

  • Monta Loma Elementary

  • Stevenson Elementary

  • Theuerkauf Elementary

High Schools
Peninsula Bridge high school students are enrolled in 20 Bay Area public and independent high schools. Our staff works closely with the teams at these schools to provide coordinated support for our High School Academy students as needed. We part with the following Bay Area high schools:

  • Aragon High School

  • Crystal Springs Uplands

  • Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School

  • East Palo Alto Academy

  • East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy (EPAPA)

  • Eastside College Prep

  • Everest High School

  • Hillsdale High School

  • Los Altos High School

  • Menlo School

  • Menlo-Atherton High School

  • Mercy High School

  • Mid-Peninsula High School

  • Sacred Heart Schools

  • Saint Francis High School

  • Sequoia High School

  • Serra High School

  • Summit High School

  • Woodside High School

  • Woodside Priory

We would also like to thank our engaged community of Teacher’s Assistants (TAs) that volunteer each year to assist Peninsula Bridge teachers and staff. TA positions are open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and above, though not limited to students or alumni. Peninsula Bridge TAs make a direct impact on the lives of young people by being an active, positive role model for the students in the program, advising small groups of students, and by designing and implementing summer afternoon elective classes.

Foundations

We are so grateful to the following foundations for supporting Peninsula Bridge:

  • The Kimball Foundation

  • King Philanthropies

  • The Los Altos Community Foundation

  • Menlo School

  • The Milhomme Family Foundation

  • The Morrison and Foerster Foundation

  • The TOSA Foundation

  • The Palo Alto Community Fund

  • The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

  • The Peery Foundation

  • The Rita Allen Foundation

  • The Rockefeller Foundation

  • The Sand Hill Foundation

  • The Scott Foundation

  • The Sobrato Foundation

  • The Uvas Foundation

  • The Abbo Family Fund

  • The Ara & Edma Dumanian Foundation

  • The Atkinson Foundation

  • The Bar Foundation

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

  • The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

  • The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

  • The Ford Foundation

  • The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

  • The Grousbeck Family Foundation

  • The Hammarskjold Family Fund

  • The Hand Foundation

  • The Harvey & Leslie Wagner Foundation

  • The James Irvine Foundation

  • The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation

  • The JPB Foundation

Corporations

Leading corporations in the Bay Area play a vital role in supporting Peninsula Bridge students through financial support and employee engagement events. Our students are eager to learn more about the world around them. Peninsula Bridge students learn about career opportunities and why education matters by visiting premier Bay Area companies like: San Francisco news station KQED, Amazon, Eventbright, Pizza My Heart, and Google. Companies like DPR Construction teach our students invaluable skills about construction and design, and offer career visits to major construction sites in the bay area. Hewlett Packard Enterprises provides an invaluable career day that introduces our students to hands-on learning opportunities. Other corporate partners like DELL provide essential technological support for our students, while Avidbank offers internships so students can learn more about the financial industry. If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner, please contact Randi Shafton, Co-Executive Director.

Below you’ll find a list of our corporate partners:

  • Acacia Property Corporation

  • Active Network, LLC

  • Amazon

  • Apple

  • Arcus Biosciences

  • Avidbank

  • BlackRock

  • The Capital Group

  • Cardinal Education

  • The City of East Palo Alto

  • Comcast

  • Dell

  • DLA Piper

  • DPR Construction

  • Facebook

  • General Catalyst Group

  • Google

  • HPE

  • Intel

  • Listen for Good

  • Lockheed Martin

  • McDermott Will & Emory

  • Microsoft

  • Qatalyst

  • Robert Half International

  • Ropes & Gray

  • Silicon Valley Bank

  • Silver Lake

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • The Village Doctor

Partner Highlights

Listen for Good

Peninsula Bridge was awarded an exciting grant from Fund for Shared Insight, and participated in the Listen for Good (L4G) initiative, advancing feedback loops in the social sector as a member of the 2017 summer cohort.

Listen for Good (L4G) is an initiative dedicated to building the practice of listening to the people we seek to help. L4G is focused on applying a semi-standard survey instrument, which includes using the Net Promoter System (NPS®) employed widely in customer feedback circles. Organizations implementing L4G are all customer-facing nonprofits. Since 2016, L4G has made grants to 158 organizations, supported by 69 nominating co-funders.

Arcus Biosciences

We want to thank Arcus Biosciences for providing internships for ten Peninsula Bridge high school and college students this summer. Our Peninsula Bridge students will gain invaluable exposure to the biotech industry. Arcus is a leader in biotechnology innovation discovering new cancer therapeutics. Our students will learn about innovative cancer immunotherapies, medicinal chemistry, immunology, drug development, finance, and business development. This is a unique career exposure opportunity for our students to learn the ins and outs of the biotech industry in the Bay Area, home to the largest concentration of biotech companies in the world.
Dr. Juan Jaen, co-founder and President of Arcus Biosciences, explains:

“At Arcus, we feel very strongly that the future success of companies in any highly competitive field of science or technology, such as the life sciences, requires that we identify and nurture inquisitive talent no matter where it might be found. Creativity and hard work are found in equal measure across all segments of our population. It is our privilege to be able to partner with Peninsula Bridge to foster such qualities in some of their brightest students.”

 

Thank you so much to all the amazing organizations that sponsored the 2018 Peninsula Bridge Valpo Fun Run:

Advantage Testing

Tavarez Orthodontics

Reboot Accel

Fans of Coach Campbell

Alys Grace

Kubinek Foundation

Hugh Cornish Real Estate

Kids Against Poverty

Menlo Park Orthodontics

The Village Doctor

Amici’s

Bagel Street Café

Bulldog Sports & Fitness

Cook’s Seafood

The Fruit Guys

Gray’s Paint

Ladera Gardens & Gifts

Touch of Elegance nail spa

Vida Bristro