POE San Francisco Peninsula was founded in 1984 by Jerry and Dick Smallwood and is now run by their daughter, Carol Mullin. POE Peninsula supports students from high schools from Mountain View to San Mateo, CA. Over the years, the foundation has grown to support over 700 students, providing more than $8 million, mentoring, internships, and educational workshops. In 2008 POE opened a chapter in the Washington DC area and in 2015 another chapter was opened in the San Francisco South Bay, serving San Jose and Los Gatos areas. POE continues to look for ways to help low-income, hard-working students fulfill their dreams of attending college and becoming successful independent adults. The Pursuit of Excellence Peninsula is currently supporting students from the following high schools:

  • Carlmont High School

    1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas
    Belmont, CA 94002

  • Castilleja School

    1310 Bryant St.
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • East Palo Alto Academy

    475 Pope Street
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

  • Eastside College Preparatory School

    1041 Myrtle Street
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303

  • Everest Public High School

    455 5th Ave.
    Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Gunn High School

    780 Arastradero Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94306

  • Menlo-Atherton High School

    555 Middlefield Road
    Atherton, CA 94027

  • Palo Alto High School

    50 Embarcadero Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • San Mateo High School

    San Mateo, California

  • Sequoia High School

    1201 Brewster Avenue
    Redwood City, CA 94062

  • Summit Preparatory High School

    890 Broadway Street
    Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Woodside High School

    199 Churchill Avenue
    Woodside, CA 94062

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