This Sunday at Oracle Arena, CollegeSpring mentor Isis Rodriguez received the “Good Neighbor” community service award from the Golden State Warriors and State Farm. The award recognizes Isis’ incredible work over the past two years helping CollegeSpring students prepare for the SAT and navigate the college admissions process.
A sophomore at the University of San Francisco, Isis mentors at her alma mater, City Arts and Technology High School in San Francisco. Every week, she travels to the school to lead a group of 11th-grade students through lessons on SAT preparation, college and career goals, and tackling applications. She also serves as a lead mentor, coaching other mentors in lesson planning and classroom management, and coordinating schedules with CollegeSpring partner schools.
“Mentoring is crucial for one’s personal growth and success, for both the mentor and the mentee,” Isis said. “Mentors in my life believed in me, and CollegeSpring provides a platform for me to do so for other students that are in a position I was once in.”
The award was made possible by the Warriors Community Foundation, which supports CollegeSpring’s work in Oakland and the East Bay. A CollegeSpring community member for the past two years, the Foundation has been a major driver of the CollegeSpring’s growth in the San Francisco Bay Area.