Ed Fund in the News

Why Community Matters in the Search for a New Superintendent

My story represents what’s at stake in finding the best superintendent. I am an undocumented student who emigrated from Honduras at the age of eight. I graduated from Richmond High School and now attend the University of California, Berkeley. While I am grateful to attend such a prestigious university, I also realize now that my high school education did not properly prepare me for college, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Jillian A. Ortiz

Former Ed Fund Scholar

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Cash for College Nights Help
Students Apply for Financial Aid

College-bound high school students gearing up to apply for financial aid will be happy to hear that help is at hand. The Ed Fund, California Cash for College and the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) are teaming up to offer free workshops to support students’ financial aid application efforts.

For Richmond


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Celebrating Excellence in

The Ed Fund celebrated and honored the excellence of five West Contra Costa Unified School District teachers and 67 Ed Fund Scholarship winners at its 27th Annual Soaring to Excellence Celebration in April at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. This year, the Ed Fund also showcased the work of its College Access Network and Out-of School Time collaborative partners by recognizing a Collaborative Partner of the Year. Student performances by two Ed Fund Arts & Music Impact Grantees, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Mira Vista Elementary School Oakland Youth Chorus, were also featured.

Julia Smith

Contra Costa Marketplace Editor in Chief

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