Breaking down the barriers to a bachelor’s degree

East Palo Alto, CA
Working Scholar

Our mission is to uplift communities one college graduate at a time. We aim to accelerate the economic and workforce development efforts across all the communities we serve.


Mountain View, CA

Working Scholar

East Palo Alto, CA
Working Scholar

Why is Working Scholars unique?


For as low as $12,000 in total, a Working Scholar can complete one of 17 bachelor’s degrees.


All degrees are conferred by regionally accredited, non-profit, mission aligned graduating universities.


Our mobile, short, animated videos enable a Working Scholar to complete their degree in a way that fits their lifestyle.


We guide Working Scholars to graduation with dedicated success coaching.

Katie McClendon

Perris, CA

Working Scholar

As a single mother of three children, it was difficult for Katie to dedicate the time needed to finish her bachelor’s degree. The flexibility of the Working Scholars program finally allowed Katie to achieve her longtime goal of a college degree. Katie plans to use her degree in psychology to improve her community and further her work for various non-profits in Riverside County.

Fifty-three-year-old Lisa Gauthier, the vice mayor of East Palo Alto, always wanted to go back to school, but could never afford it. With two associate of arts (AA) degrees in marketing management and business administration from De Anza College, she was working as an executive assistant...

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Alicia and Melanie

Sunnyvale, CA

Working Scholar


Working Scholars

100 View St

Suite 202

Mountain View, Ca. 94041

(650) 284-0269

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

2440 West El Camino Real

Suite 300
Mountain View, Ca. 94040


(650) 450-5400

© 2019 Working Scholars

The Working Scholars Fund, advised by, with headquarters at 100 View St #202 Mountain View, CA 94041 is a Fiscal Sponsorship Fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). All donations will be processed via SVCF, a 501 (c)(3), public charity registered in the United States (ID 20-5205488). SVCF will provide a formal acknowledgement letter containing tax-deduction language for your records. Contributions will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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