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AP and IB Courses

By EDGE Alumni | November 6, 2019

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Read on for helpful information about advanced courses for high school students!
Today’s bloggers are LeeAnn Patrick, a 2009 EDGE Alumni and UCLA graduate, and Camille Erskine, a high school science teacher and UCSD graduate.
What are APs and IBs?
Camille: AP stands for Advanced Placement course, and they are administered by the college board.

Community Colleges and Trade Schools

By EDGE Alumni | October 2, 2019

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Read on for helpful information about community colleges and trade schools! Today’s blogger is John Horne, 2014 EDGE alumni and current student at Merritt College. What are Community Colleges and Trade Schools, and why are they important? Trade schools offer hands-on, career-specific training. While you will have…

Breaking Down California’s Public Universities

By EDGE Alumni | September 18, 2019

Welcome back to your EDGE College Resource Blog! Today’s topic: California’s Public Universities. Join us as we break down the UC and CSU systems for you! Today’s bloggers are Kelsey MacIlvaine, 2005 EDGE alumni and Humboldt State University graduate, and LeeAnn Patrick, 2009 EDGE alumni and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate.

What’s Up With SAT & ACT Testing?

By EDGE Alumni | August 28, 2019

Welcome back to Wish-I-Knew Wednesday! Today’s article has some insight on SAT and ACT testing. Today’s bloggers are Raquel Mendoza, an 2014 EDGE Alumni currently attending Notre Dame de Namur University, and Daniel Shinners, a UCLA graduate and SAT tutor. What is your personal experience with this topic? Raquel: I took both the SAT and…

Move-In Day Hacks

By EDGE Alumni | August 14, 2019

It’s our first ever Wish-I-Knew Wednesday, and we’ve got some tips and tricks to help prepare you for college move-in day! Today’s bloggers are Melanie Sam, 2016 EDGE alumna and rising sophomore at Santa Clara University, and Antoinette Swanson, 2012 EDGE alumna and graduate of Fordham University. What’s the first day like?  What’s the environment?…

January 2019 Newsletter

By claire | January 12, 2019

Welcome to your first Alumni Newsletter of 2019! Can you believe it’s already 2019?? In 2018, we made blankets to donate to Project Linus, cleaned up Main Beach, hosted another OUTSTANDING seminar, raised over $6,000 for EDGE 2019, and much, much more. Thank you so much for your constant support for EDGE– your enthusiasm for service…

December 2018 Newsletter

By Joaquin Lewis | December 8, 2018

Can you believe that it’s already December? 2018 has flown by with the blink of an eye and we are grateful for every one of you for continuing to support EDGE! Thank you to all of you who contributed to our Giving Tuesday Facebook fundraisers– the yearly seminars would not be possible without your support.…

November 2018 Newsletter

By claire | November 21, 2018

In the spirit of giving, we are raising funds for EDGE 2019 on Giving Tuesday this year! Keep an eye on our social media for more information on how to give back as we get closer to Tuesday, November 27th! Fall means warm sweaters, pumpkin spice, and Thanksgiving, but to EDGE-ians, November also means that EDGE-giving is right…