Grabbing a pint at East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond on Wednesday will help support a program that is making college financially attainable for all Richmond and North Richmond youth.
The brewery at 1001 Canal Blvd. will donate $1 per pint to the Richmond Promise program, which provides up to $6,000 in funds to all high school seniors from Richmond and North Richmond aiming to attend a two or four year college or university or a career technical education program. The program also provides local students college support and guidance from before high school all the way until they graduate from college.
East Brother Beer’s tap room will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The event, which will feature food truck fare, will also be a Valentine’s opportunity to “celebrate everything we love about our teachers, counselors, and community partners,” organizers said in the Eventbrite listing.
“Join us for a night of fun while joining a movement to create a college-going, degree-attaining culture throughout the city,”they said.
Established in 2014, the Richmond Promise has provided scholarship funds and guidance to over 900 students. The ever-growing program, which also counsels students in filling out their federal financial aid applications, is expecting to fund over 500 “Richmond Promise Scholars” this year.
The Promise’s was launched thanks to a $35 million investment from a $90 million community benefits agreement between Chevron Richmond and the city of Richmond, connected to the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project.
Learn more at www.richmondpromise.org.