Born and raised in a South Phoenix neighborhood riddled with crime and gang violence, Jonathan Yamasaki didn’t have the easiest of childhoods. He was picked on at school, got into fights, and halfway through his adolescence was forced to move to a completely new town. Despite these situations, he was able to overcome these hardships and choose a brighter path.read more
Last month, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation: November would be National College Application Month. The president asked that all Americans—including public officials, educators, parents and students—observe this month and encourage more of our youth to follow paths to higher education.
Arizona itself has more than 80,000 students in their senior year of high school. And as many of them think about applying to college they are hopeful for their futures—futures that include a college certificate or degree.read more
This is the ninth installment in a series of articles featuring the Board of Directors of College Success Arizona, this installment features Gonzalo A. de la Melena, Jr, , President and CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and local small business owner.read more