Glenn W. Holsclaw is the Executive Director of Making Waves Education Program. His work as a social entrepreneur focuses on developing and implementing innovative programs to ensure that urban children, living in economically depressed communities, acquire the skills necessary to gain acceptance to and graduate from four-year colleges and universities. His work experience includes more than twenty-five years of skills development in the public, non-profit and private sectors, including Hewlett-Packard, Container Corporation of America and San Francisco State University, where he was a faculty member for fifteen years. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, a children’s museum located in Sausalito and The Branson School, an independent high school located in Ross, CA.
Currently, Mr. Holsclaw is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Breakthrough Collaborative (formerly Summerbridge National), a program designed to aid middle school students in the acquisition of skills necessary to succeed in competitive high schools. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hamlin School, an independent K-8 school located in San Francisco and the California Academy of Science, the oldest scientific institution in the west. He received his Bachelors of Art degree from Santa Clara University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington.
Mr Holsclaw has dedicated his life to helping young people achieve a quality education and develop the skills necessary to compete in the marketplace. He is a classic example of a well educated black man who has had success in corporate america AND has decided to give back to help others achieve the level of success he has worked so hard to earn.
Making Waves produces results. In 2010 every student in the Making Waves program graduated high school, with 100% of the 69 graduates attending a four-year college or two-year community college in the fall. 96% (48 out of 50) of the students who applied to four-year colleges were accepted, and 53% of those were accepted to campuses in the University of California system, which accepts only the top 12 percent of students in the state.
"I've got a real strong belief that young people can accomplish unbelievable things, and they need the proper support to do that." April 28, 2006 KGO Interview
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