During its regular meeting on July 16, the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board presented a check for $10,881 to the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF). The check represents funds collected in the 2017-2018 fiscal year by Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) for Power Up for Learning, a joint program of AMP and AEF. The funding supports an Island-wide robotics program for Alameda public school students.

Girls Inc. of the Island City presents feminist writers, activists, and educators Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl sharing their latest installment in the New York Times-bestselling series “Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Ages 10+),” 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, Books Inc., 1344 Park St. A portion of the sales will benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City. For more information call Books Inc., 522-2226.


The P.E.O. International STAR scholarship was given to Ada Barreto, a graduating senior at Encinal High School, May 24 at the annual Encinal High School senior awards assembly by P.E.O. chapter president, Elizabeth Madaras. At right, Barreto appears with school superintendent, Sean McPhetridge. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization whose women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

The Alameda Chinese Club recently awarded three $500 scholarships to: William Liu and Vera Wong of Encinal High School and Joey Lu of Alameda High School. Liu will be attending Boston University, Wong, UC Davis, and Lu, UCLA. Attending the dinner and scholarship presentation were Gray Harris, president, (far left) and Gary Lym, trustee (far right) Board of Education, Alameda Unified School District.

Ten students from Alameda middle schools were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Alameda during the 23rd annual Hope of America Awards luncheon. Teachers nominated the students in the areas of community service, academics and leadership. 

Students received their awards during a luncheon attended by Mayor Trish Spencer and Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Sean McPhetridge, family members and members of the Kiwanis Club.