Established in 1978 as part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc, (EBC) was founded to develop and improve educational opportunities for students in the East Bay. EBC’s goal is to provide these opportunities by developing student and parent programs, improving teacher instruction in mathematics and language arts, providing opportunities for college students to explore teaching as a career, and working in conjunction with other educational programs who share similar goals.

Since 1988, in addition to providing a variety of college information services, the EBC has offered successful high quality academic enrichment programs for urban and mostly underserved youth. A critical component of the Consortium’s work is the empowerment and innovative training of teachers.