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Beyond Emancipation

Program Description

Beyond Emancipation's mission is to support Alameda County's current and former foster and probation youth to make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently.B:E is Alameda CountyĆ¢??s primary provider of services for former foster youth.

WordCloud2Since our inception in 1995, we have grown from a small auxiliary of the CountyĆ¢??s Independent Living Skills Program to an independent nonprofit organization serving nearly 1,000 youth each year.

B:E provides a range of supportive programs designed to help former foster and probation youth overcome their challenges, mitigate risks, and make healthy, successful transitions to adulthood and independent living.

Our work is supported by contracts with Alameda County Social Services Agency, corporate and foundation partners, and generous individual donors.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 100
  • Non-traditional: 100

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Berkeley City College
  • California State University-East Bay
  • Laney College
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas