Feb 18, 2014
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Students at Kennedy High School now have an opportunity to develop their academic writing skills with help from a new $100,000 grant, according to an article in For Richmond.

The grant awarded to Richmond ESC (Excellence Serving our Community) will partly fund the WriterCoach Connection program, which pairs high school students with volunteers who are trained at tutoring youths in academic writing.

The latest grant extends the tutoring opportunity to students at Kennedy High School. Richmond High already has access to the program.

The grant will also fund a new, elementary school-focused literacy program, as well as workshops for families on how to best support a child’s academic growth.

The grant was awarded by Cities of Service, a volunteering initiative founded in 2009 by then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 16 other mayors.

Read more details in the For Richmond article.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.