Jul 29, 2015
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A group of college undergrads who attended West Contra Costa public schools are encouraging the community to attend an informative meeting at the Coronado YMCA in Richmond on Saturday on the topic of educational equity in the district.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., members of the Students For Education Reform Action Network (SFER-AN) will discuss such topics as Richmond Promise, a $35 million investment by Chevron Richmond to help pay college tuition for Richmond students, along with college readiness, school construction bond measures and issues surrounding the school-to-prison pipeline.

At the meeting, WCCUSD school board member Valerie Cuevas will lead a workshop regarding Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California’s new school funding formula enacted in 2013.

The Coronado YMCA is located at 263 S 20th St.  Food and refreshments will be provided to the first 100 guests.

The SFER-AN in West Contra Costa is a team of undergraduates who have been empowered to return to their communities to fight for educational justice through community organizing, voter registration, and community awareness campaigns.




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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.