News from the Ed Fund

June 2016 Newsletter

In 2012, 33% of district students completed the FAFSA by the March 2nd priority deadline. In 2016, we are pleased to report that sixty-seven percent of district seniors completed their FAFSA or
California Dream Application by the priority deadline. This is the
highest completion rate the district has achieved.

Joel Mackey

Executive Director

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May 2016 Newsletter

For many children, but especially children of low-income families, summer can be boring, and a time of inactivity and isolation. Kids can’t play outside if their neighborhoods aren’t safe and without playgrounds or open spaces. For communities like Richmond, this “break” means a break in learning. Due to unequal access to summer learning and enrichment opportunities most students not only stop learning, they lose what they have learned through out the year. This summer learning loss is a significant factor in the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher-income peers.

Joel Mackey

Executive Director

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October 2015 newsletter

Autumn heralds the start of a fresh new school year full of possibilities. For our scholars, it is the beginning of the next chapter in their lives as they get settled into their college studies. Throughout their first year of college, our scholars will be sharing their experiences with us. I am pleased to share some of their excerpts in this newsletter to give you a taste of what they’re going through first hand.

Joel Mackey

Exectuive Director

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