As the new year approaches, I wanted to share with you the impact supporters like you have allowed us to make this year in support of public education in West Contra Costa County. We would not have been able to achieve these accomplishments without your generous participation and support.
When you walk into a freshman English class at Kennedy High School and ask the students how many of them want to go to college, nearly all hands go up. However, the reality is that only 28% of graduating seniors from the class of 2015 completed their A-G requirements – the coursework necessary to attend a 4-year public university in California.
Our kids and this program represent the hope and promise of our collaborative effort. Through continued involvement in high quality after school and summer programs, our kids will continue to build the skills and academic acumen to begin closing the achievement gap in West Contra Costa.
The Ed Fund is working to create educational environments where our students thrive and succeed in their chosen endeavors. This past year, in a strategic planning process with our community partners we asked the question, “What can we do to help our students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and their chosen career?”
Yesterday, June 28th, was my last day as a community college student at Contra Costa College. A lot has happened to me since graduating from high school in 2013. It is 2016 now and I’m headed off to my university— San José State University.
As First Lady Michelle Obama states so eloquently in her video featured in our August newsletter, we want all of our kids to take part in summer programming to build new skills, prevent summer learning loss, and return to school ready to
After I graduate, I will be applying to Stanford’s Policy, Organization, and Leadership Service graduate program, as well as to University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University’s Educational Leadership programs.
It has been an amazing year filled with late nights, good grades, and funny memories out with friends. I don’t think I can imagine my freshman year any different. College was, at the same time, what I expected and not what I expected.
My second year in college has come to an end I am grateful that I had the Ed Fund Scholarship to provide me its support in funds I needed.
I came into UC Davis with a fixed mind of pursuing a career in environmental science. I dislike walking through my community and seeing empty areas of soil that could be more aesthetic and beneficial for the people.