Arborwell Scholarship Program Established With Students Rising Above
HAYWARD, Calif., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Arborwell, Inc., California’s leading commercial tree care company, is proud to announce the establishment of the Arborwell Scholarship Program with Students Rising Above, a local Bay Area charity.
Students Rising Above (SRA) is an organization focused on helping Bay Area kids achieve educational success despite their difficult circumstances. Their mission is to help extraordinary, low-income Bay Area high school students who are overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, homelessness, and neglect, to fulfill their dream of a college education. They provide the mentoring support, financial assistance, and employment skills to be successful in school and in life.
The Arborwell Scholarship Program is built to help low-income, first generation students achieve their dreams of a college education. Arborwell is committed to giving back to our communities by supporting hard-working students who are breaking the cycle of poverty and becoming the next generation of employees and leaders. Arborwell’s vision and leadership reminds us that when students succeed, everybody benefits.
The focus of this program will be to identify students who have risen above obstacles of homelessness, abuse, and abandonment with strength of character and a commitment to educational achievement.
“We are honored to support such amazing individuals in their continuing education,” says Peter Sortwell, President & CEO of Arborwell. “Their hard work, perseverance, and drive is positively inspiring.”
“We are grateful for Arborwell’s leadership in helping hard working students go to college,” says Lynne Martin, Executive Director of Students Rising Above. “They remind us that when these students succeed, we all benefit.”
About Students Rising Above
Founded in 1998 by CBS 5 Anchor, Wendy Tokuda, and Community Relations Manager, Javier Valencia, SRA began as a scholarship program supporting outstanding Bay Area students who were “beating the odds”. Students selected in the program are typically the first in their families to go to college and lack the financial resources and family support to fulfill their educational dreams. Today, this Peabody and Emmy award winning program has grown into an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization with broad community support. The program’s diverse student body includes some of the best and brightest who attend many of the finest universities across the United States including UC Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. For more information, visit www.studentsrisingabove.org.
Arborwell is a professional tree management company committed to providing arboricultural services that enhance the beauty, health, safety, and value of trees. Arborwell’s team of ISA-certified arborists studies each tree’s overall system to ensure longevity and vitality from the ground up. Arborwell offers tree pruning, removal, preservation, installation, plant health services, and arborist consultations to contractors, commercial property managers, golf courses, municipalities, and estates. Arborwell serves all of California. For more information, visit www.arborwell.com.