Entries by Downtown College Prep

DCP Parents: Kesia Meneses

Kesia Meneses is a single mother of five; living and leading in high rent Silicon Valley. She has two children that currently attend DCP El Camino Middle School. She shares how DCP has helped her put and keep her young scholars on track for college. “My oldest son was never told that he could go […]

DCP Alumni Spotlight: Armando Forges a Path For Himself and His Community Through Medicine

Growing up in a low-income San Jose neighborhood, DCP class of 2004 alum and first-generation college graduate, Armando Cervantes, didn’t realize he could achieve anything beyond a high school education. His journey from a wayward teenager to a second-year medical student began when Armando’s mother enrolled him at DCP after seeing his grades steadily declining. […]

DCP Students Unveil Powerful Murals

DCP middle school students unveil murals created to reflect their dreams against a backdrop of political, economic, and social challenges.   Over the last 1.5 years, dozens of DCP El Camino Middle School students poured their hearts, their love, their anxieties and their skills into creating 3 sets of murals that now adorn their campus. […]

DCP Alumni Spotlight: Mauricio Rivera’s Journey to Space

This post is the first in our Alumni Spotlight Series, where we share the stories of DCP alumni who are accomplishing amazing things. At DCP, students are encouraged from a young age to dream big and reach for the stars. For Mauricio Rivera—a DCP Class of 2011 alum and first-generation college graduate who is currently […]

Synopsys Takes Our New Campus “Across the Finish Line”!

On Saturday, September 23, Synopsys Inc. brought together a group of 524 volunteers to take our new campus “across the finish line” as part of their annual Global Volunteer Day.     Each September, the technology company takes on a “high impact, done-in-a-day” service project, bringing together hundreds of volunteers to help pull off major […]