New Ed Fund Director Takes on West Contra Costa Challenges

Joel Mackey began work this week as the Ed Fund’s new executive director, hoping to tackle education issues in West Contra Costa.

“The desire I have to see our children receive a quality education is something that motivated me to seriously cons ider the position,” Mackey said. “Education is extremely important to any child’s success in this society.”

He will lead the nonprofit organization that supports public schools in West Contra Costa through grants, scholarships and recognition. Mackey follows former director Jennifer Henry, who left the Ed Fund in September, and interim director Rick Smith.

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