A special ’Round the World Festival and Fundraiser will take place this Sunday, Oct. 8, will dedicate 50 percent of its proceeds to those recovering from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Doors open at 11 a.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW). The event is family-friendly and will feature performances by Babá Ken & The Nigerian Brothers, Taller Bombalele, Michael Nejad and Capoeira by Sumido of Capoeira Mandinga.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) ran its eighth annual school supply drive, Equipped 4 Success, this summer. The school supply drive helped deliver 750 filled backpacks to AEF partner agencies for distribution to their students.
With help from Alameda residents, AEF was also able to provide teachers and schools with $8,750 in additional backpacks and supplies for their classrooms and students. In all, the organization generated $46,150 in cash and in-kind donations this year to support low-income students and Alameda public schools.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) announced recently that its 36th “Salute to Education” event will take place on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2315 Blanding Ave. The Salute to Education provides the opportunity for each Alameda public school to showcase a school program and recognize a volunteer.
Thanks to a nomination from local optometrist Dr. Daniel Chin, the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will receive a $1,000 grant through ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products.
AEF is the recipient of the company’s fifth annual donation through the ABB Cares program, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding non-profit organizations throughout the country.
Time to support students in annual ‘Equipped 4 Success’
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) announced the launch of its annual “Equipped 4 Success” school supply drive. The drive supports Alameda low-income students by providing them with new backpacks and quality school supplies.
“Imagine having to choose between paying your bills or purchasing school supplies for your child,” said AEF Executive Director Vicki Sedlack. “Unfortunately, that is the reality for many struggling Alameda families.”
More 80 students representing 12 teams from Alameda’s public schools participated in this year’s Alameda Education Foundation’s (AEF) robotics competition. First place went to Wood Middle School’s “Well Done Pepes.” The Franklin Elementary Vaccines and Bay Farm Dophins tied for second-place honors. Wood’s fourth- and fifth-grade team, the Space Bots, captured third place.
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.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) and its community partners are working to eliminate the struggle of poverty that some Alameda families may face. The annual “Equipped 4 Success” school supple drive provides students with the necessary tools to learn such as quality new backpacks and school supplies. Members of the community may support the drive by making financial donations online at www.AlamedaEducation.org or by mailing checks to AEF, PO Box 1363, Alameda, CA 94502.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) recently announced the election of Ximena de la Rossi, Kelly Scott and Angie Watson-Hajjem to its board of directors. They will serve three-year terms beginning in July.
“Ximena, Kelly and Angie are all active in their school communities and committed to supporting AEF in its mission,” said AEF president Bill Sonneman.