PATRICE BERRY is the former director of College Track East Palo Alto. Under her leadership, the college acceptance rate for students in the program reached 100 percent, and the college matriculation rate reached 93 percent. Prior to College Track, Patrice served as director of the Student Success Center at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and co-founded the Leaders of Change program. Patrice earned her B.A. in political science from Swarthmore College and holds an MEd from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where she was a Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund fellow. She currently is completing her PhD at Temple University and is a board member for the Prison University Project.
The Oakland Mayor’s Office and nonprofit Oakland Promise are working to help more of the city’s high school students complete a postsecondary education. FUSE executive fellow Patrice Berry is assisting with these efforts, examining innovations and technology that can empower young adults and give them access to the resources they need to prepare for life after high school. Read more