Tag Archives: college

City Council members voted on November 17 to include all Richmond students in the Richmond Promise, a scholarship program to be funded by Chevron. (Photo by Angelica Casas)

New scholarship helps Richmond college students

The Richmond City Council voted Tuesday evening to include all of Richmond's students in a new college scholarship program. Students who earn the scholarship will receive $1,500 per year, starting with high school graduates in...

Richmond Promise eligibility still on hold

Following a five hour long meeting Tuesday night, the Richmond City Council delayed voting on who to make eligible for the Richmond Promise scholarship program and how much money students would receive. Councilmembers had trouble...

Film screening inspires undocumented youth to aim for college

“I told the people in customs that we were just going to Disneyland,” Quezada said. “I guess you could say that I’ve been at Disneyland for over 15 years now.”
Parents, students and teachers from Richmond-area charter schools want the mayor and other councilmembers to include charter school students in the Richmond Promise scholarship program.

Charter school community rallies for inclusion in scholarship program

Parents, students and teachers from Richmond-area charter schools rallied in front of Mayor Tom Butt's office on Wednesday demanding the mayor and other councilmembers extend eligibility for a $35 million college scholarship program to charter...
Richmond community members urged the city council to make the Richmond Promise scholarship available to all students. (Photo by Mahlia Posey)

City council moves forward on Richmond Promise program

The Richmond City Council approved an outline for a $35 million college scholarship program on Tuesday, but questions about how eligibility will be decided and how much money students might expect to receive will be...

Majority of Richmond graduates don’t meet admission requirements for state’s public universities

Nearly 1,700 students graduated in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) during the 2012-13 school year, but less than half of them had the requirements necessary to get into a school within the...
"Maybe the college culture is catching up," said Richmond High School College and Career Center coordinator Krista Jann. "By the second day of school and certainly by the second week, this place had kids in it." Richmond High is the only public high school in the WCCUSD to have a full-time college and career center.

Education group receives grant to support college-bound high schoolers

The West Contra Costa County Public Education Fund, The Ed. Fund, has received $384,000 from the College Access Foundation to increase financial aid advising and expand support for high school seniors thinking about going to...