Building 700 2nd fl, Room 767B, (510) 723-7676

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded project designed to motivate and support low-income, first generation students to graduate from high school and continue on to a post-secondary school of their choice.



Who we serve

The ETS program is open to eligible 7th – 12th grade students who attend:

  • Cesar Chavez Middle School
  • Edendale Middle School
  • Martin Luther King Middle School
  • Winton Middle School
  • Hayward High School
  • Mt Eden High School
  • San Lorenzo High School
  • Tennyson High School


In order to participate students must be:

  • Ages 11 – 27
  • First-generation college-bound (neither parent/guardian graduated from a four-year college)
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident (or are in the process)

Students with disabilities are eligible to participate.

What students receive

ETS offers a variety of activities to both students and their families to prepare students for school and college success:

  • Student advising and mentoring
  • Homework and tutoring assistance
  • Workshops on: study skills, college and career exploration and planning, financial aid, etc.
  • SAT preparation for juniors and seniors
  • College and financial aid application assistance
  • Trips to college campuses, cultural and career-related events
  • Summer programming

How to apply

Please contact us at (510) 723-7676 or for an application.



Robin Galas

Farin Ealy
Outreach Specialist

Eddie Cortez
Middle School Program Assistant

Yasmine Alvarez
Student Assistant

Stephanie Camacho
Student Assistant