In July, the United Pilipinos of Alameda (UPA) held its 43rd Annual Outstanding Student of Filipino Ancestry Awards Ceremony at the Harbor Bay Community Center. Every year, public and private schools in Alameda nominate deserving graduating or promoting students to win awards based on their academic achievement, character and leadership abilities.  

On top of honoring the students, the ceremony is also an opportunity for UPA and the community to publicly acknowledge the important role of parents and share in their pride and sense of accomplishment.


The Power Up for Learning program, a joint effort between local nonprofit Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) and Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), provides students in Alameda’s schools access to technology curriculum focused on robotics based at Wood Middle School. 


Lincoln Middle School science teacher Jennifer Hartigan is participating in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) eight-day ecosystem study aboard the Research Vessel Fulmar.

Hartigan departed Sausalito last Friday, July 21, on an applied California current ecosystem study, part of NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program. She will return this Saturday. 


Summer is here and Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) will be hosting free meals for those under 18 years of age Monday through Friday all summer long. Free breakfasts will be served at four locations: Alameda High School and Ruby Bridges Elementary through July 14 from 8 to 9 a.m., Alameda Point Collaborative through Aug. 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. and at Alameda Boys & Girls Club through Aug. 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.