As part of our education mission pillar initiatives, we partner with the WCCUSD to deliver programs to students, including:
The African-American Family Support Collaborative
In late 2015, For Richmond joined with our partner the WCCUSD to form the African-American Family Support Collaborative to address the achievement gap between African-American students and their peers at Richmond High School, Kennedy High School and Korematsu Middle School.
The two main goals for the collaborative are: To support the WCCUSD in closing the academic achievement gap by ensuring that parents are participating at their child’s school by bridging the relationship between the school district and African-American families; and to help African-American parents engage in the educational process to ensure that students are successful, served, supported, uplifted, valued—and most importantly—educated.
As part of our ongoing efforts, For Richmond assigns staff members to work full time on-site at Richmond High School and Korematsu Middle School to assist in the provision of program initiatives. In addition, we host Parent Workshops on an ongoing basis.
For Richmond HBCU Connection Program
Every summer through our HBCU Connection Program, For Richmond sponsors WCCUSD high school juniors and seniors to attend summer college-prep programs at HBCUs. Our program not only offers local high school students the chance to lay the groundwork for a successful college career, but also helps acclimate them to the collegiate atmosphere. It’s one significant way we help promote a college-going culture in Richmond.
Chabot to Go Science Nights
For Richmond sponsors “Chabot to Go” science nights at local elementary schools in the WCCUSD to help ensure students of all genders, races and ethnicities have access to learning opportunities surrounding STEM-based fields. We know that a small educational spark ignited today can help foster the science, technology, engineering and math leaders of tomorrow.