Forty West Contra Costa public schools, both district and charter, will be showcased along with resources from over 25 nonprofits at the first ever West Contra Costa Education Fair at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The event is a one-stop shop for parents and prospective students across the West Contra Costa Unified School District, including charter schools. Admission is free and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza.
Over 400 expected attendees are expected to attend the event, where they can learn about applying to schools, school transfers, summer programs, after-school programs, outdoor education programs, adult education programs and more.
Entertainment will be provided by WCCUSD performers, including Richmond-High based Alma Latina Danza-Tonatzi; students from the district’s new West County Mandarin School (performing a Lion Dance), and choral and hip hop from the youth at Bright Futures Growth Development Center. If that’s not enough, there will be a unicyclist and clown, free face painting, and arts and crafts throughout the event. There even a chance to win Warriors tickets.
The purpose of the fair, which is jointly hosted by WCCUSD and Enroll WCC, is to “highlight the diverse K-12 public school offerings available to students, and to support parents so they can understand and take advantage of their options within the school system,” organizers said.