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DCP Se Solidariza con Black Lives Matter

If One Falls, We All Fall DCP stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. DCP stands in solidarity with our African-American students and families whom we are here to serve...

DCP Alum Rock Middle School teacher, Sarah LeDuff Selected as Middle School Educator of the Year

Opinion: Our most vulnerable students need learning, internet now

DCP Teacher, Luis Falcon, named YMCA Project Cornerstone 2020 Asset Champion

SJ Mayor Liccardo Meets with DCP students to discuss how the City can support families. during the COVID-19 crisis

We are proud to share that two of our teachers, John Miluso and John Benoit, from DCP Alum Rock High School were honored at this year’s Santa Clara County Office of Educat...

Every spring at DCP we pause to honor the moment in which a young person commits to the college of their choice. We do this with the awareness that it is a monumental, life-chan...

Julia Alvarez, DCP alum class of 2012, recently began working at Adobe as a Cloud Services Software Developer on the Digital Imaging Team — one of the few Latinas in the c...

Growing up in a low-income San Jose neighborhood, DCP class of 2004 alum and first-generation college graduate, Armando Cervantes, didn’t realize he could achieve anything...

This post is part of our Alumni Spotlight Series, where we share the stories of DCP alumni who are accomplishing amazing things. Check out the previous post here. As a first-...

DCP middle school students unveil murals created to reflect their dreams against a backdrop of political, economic, and social challenges. Over the last 1.5 years, dozens of ...

This post is the first in our Alumni Spotlight Series, where we share the stories of DCP alumni who are accomplishing amazing things. At DCP, students are encouraged from a y...

On Saturday, September 23, Synopsys Inc. brought together a group of 524 volunteers to take our new campus “across the finish line” as part of their annual Global Vo...

On Friday, August 25, DCP celebrated the grand opening of our new campus in front of an enormous crowd made up of students, families, alumni, donors, and community supporters. F...

At DCP, we’ve made it our mission to change the lives of first-generation students by preparing them for success through college and beyond and creating a community that s...

It is with great pride that we announce that on Thursday, June 8, DCP Alum Rock High School (DCP ARHS) proudly celebrated its first graduating class of 2017. Two-thirds of our g...

On Wednesday, May 3rd, juniors from DCP El Primero High School (DCP EPHS) had the privilege of seeing a matinee showing of Hamilton: An American Musical, at San Francisco’...

This spring, DCP partnered with the Ivy League Project to offer the opportunity of a lifetime to 12 El Primero and 11 Alum Rock High School students. From 3/26-4/1, our group vi...

We are excited to report that DCP Alum Rock Middle School (DCP ARMS) has won a $100,000 grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs contest. This generous...

We are pleased to share the news that DCP Alum Rock Middle School’s own Alejandro Herrera has been named CLMS Region 5 Educator of the Year. The CLMS and CLHS Educator of ...