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Education

We’ve got you covered for education-related news in Richmond, CA. Find articles related to schools, scholarships and school districts in Richmond below.

Council votes to include charter and private schools in Richmond Promise, sets award amount

Councilmember criticizes proposal to exclude students from Richmond Promise

The current proposal to exclude Richmond residents who attend charter schools from the $35 million Richmond Promise college scholarship program (CC Times article here) has angered community members who said the program was supposed...
Community advocates fundraising to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A's game

Community advocates raising funds to send 15 Pullman Point kids to Oakland A’s game

Richmond community advocates are fundraising to send 15 kids from the Pullman Point housing complex to the Oakland A's game against the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Local advocates Rodney Alamo Brown, David Simmons and Andre...

WCCUSD begins free summer meal program for youth this week; see full list of...

This week, the West Contra Costa Unified (WCCUSD) is beginning its free summer meals program providing youth 18 and under access to nutritious foods while they're on break. On Tuesday, the district will host an...
Local students take it upon themselves to achieve school district goals as part of Potential Project

Local students take it upon themselves to achieve school district goals as part of...

When striving to reach lofty goals in youth education, some of the best ideas come from those with the greatest potential to achieve change: the students. That's the main principal behind the unique Potential Project,...
Kennedy High silk-screen business booming in inaugural year

Kennedy High silk-screen business booming in inaugural year

The Kennedy High silk-screen business implemented by award-winning art teacher Steve Mainini is booming, with students earning $5,000 in profit in its first year, according to a school official. Mainini, who was the school district's...
80 college scholarships being offered to eligible WCCUSD seniors

High school students encouraged to apply for Chevron Richmond Black History Scholarship

Local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Chevron Richmond Black History Scholarship (BHAC) program, which provides scholarships for up to four college-bound seniors. The scholarships are awarded in honor of William...
Founders of clothing company, Poor Little Rich Boy, planning annual scholarship fund for local student

Founders of Poor Little Rich Boy clothing line planning annual scholarship fund for local...

Poor Little Rich Boy, a clothing and accessories company co-founded by Richmond natives Michael Dade and Trevaj Siller, has committed to donating 5-percent of semi-annual net sales to help fund a scholarship for a...
UC Berkeley chancellor pens open letter to Richmond community on Berkeley Global Campus

UC Berkeley chancellor addresses Berkeley Global Campus dispute in open letter to Richmond

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent an open letter to the Richmond community on Friday reiterating a promise to sign agreements ensuring local residents benefit from the construction of the Berkeley Global Campus at...
RichmondBUILD gets nearly $200,000 EPA grant to place graduates in green jobs

RichmondBUILD receives nearly $200,000 EPA grant to place graduates in green jobs

RichmondBUILD, the highly successful local job training program that places 80-percent of its graduates in jobs with an average starting wage of $18.33 per hour, has received a $192,300 grant from the U.S. Environmental...
President Obama also 'bugged' about Richmond space weapons resolutions

Cesar Chavez Elementary students write to President Obama, receive heartfelt response

The third and fourth grade classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Richmond sent such persuasive essays to the White House, they received a response from the Obama Administration, according to the West Contra...

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Richmond biz holding toy giveaway, free Santa pics

Richmond biz to hold toy giveaway event, free Santa photos

Unlimited Wireless, the MetroPCS dealer at 12800 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond, is set to give out more than 500 toys along with free...
Richmond mayor pays respects to late SF Mayor Ed Lee

Richmond mayor pays respects to late SF Mayor Ed Lee

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt was among the many to pay respects to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died suddenly early Tuesday from a...

Richmond man dies after being shot in front of Emeryville Target

A Richmond man has died following a shooting in the parking lot of the Target in Emeryville on Dec. 4, police said. Eondre Bolton, 19,...