This semester I have worked closely with Dave*, helping him navigate personal and academic hurdles. As a rising junior, Dave enrolled in multiple AP classes, but the rigor and the work load were much greater than he anticipated. Instead of the single hour of homework he was used to, he now had ... Read More about Making a Difference – Luis Chaidez, Advisor and Program Coordinator
I was inspired to work with Determined to Succeed after hearing the success stories of the students - they were matriculating not only to local and state schools, but by reaching for the stars, they were attending some of the most prestigious schools in the country. As a child of immigrant ... Read More about Making a Difference – Ann Rogers, Marketing and Capacity-Building VISTA
We recently caught up with DTS college student Gabby, a freshman at Occidental College. Here's what she had to say about college life. What was your transition to college life like?My college transition hasn’t actually ended yet, but so far it has been more positive than not. I have ... Read More about First Year College Update
Determined to Succeed welcomed 2020 family-style, with our annual new year's picnic at Kenneth Hahn park. Students and their families spent a sunny (yet chilly!) winter morning catching up with DTS staff, DTS Board members, and one another. Always a treat, many of our college students were home ... Read More about Welcoming 2020 Together!
Chris and Alex are both 11th graders. Chris sought out Alex several months ago to help him with his Algebra 2 class. They've been working together nearly every day since. Q: How did you come to work together? Chris: We met in DTS in ninth grade, and Alex has always been a ... Read More about Peer Tutoring: Alex and Chris