Shoulder to Shoulder and Imagine Community Academy offer comprehensive mentoring that includes personalized instruction and self-directed learning to underserved, underperforming middle and high school students so they can become free to imagine and realize their future.


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No Apologies: I Am An Innovative Disrupter

People are sometimes confused about the difference between innovators and disrupters. It’s not exactly black and white, but there are real distinctions, and it’s not just splitting hairs. Think of it this way: Distrupters are innovators, but not all innovators are disrupters – in the same way that a square is a rectangle, but not […]

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Going-to-Scale Open House

Ready. Set. Jump! Shoulder To Shoulder’s academic program is poised to make a Quantum Jump and we want to share this exciting news with you!  Please mark your calendar! Going-to-Scale Open House Tuesday, April 24 5:30pm – 7:30pm First Baptist Church – 4th Floor Sacramento 95816 Please RSVP We’re going to jump far!

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Let’s Connect the Dots

14.8% of Sacramento county’s total student population equals 36,659 children identified as “absent”. Please, pause for a moment and consider this data. I’ll wait. I’m still waiting. 36,659 Absent School Children Is Staggering! Are you back? Great! Now ponder these facts. • California schools received an overall C- grade and ranks 41st in the nation […]

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