Education

No urgency before emergency

Without the eyes of news media fixed on them, district board members have displayed no urgency to protect Richmond’s largest school with fences and cameras.

Youth employment program on the rise

Richmond’s YouthWORKS, a city-run youth-employment program, employed 705 local teens and young adults ages 16-21 last summer at 140 Bay Area public and private work sites. The civic youth jobs program is one the nation’s largest in proportion to the population of the city it serves.

Hundreds gather to support rape victim

More than 300 people turned out at Richmond High School in a show of solidarity for the victim of an alleged rape on campus last week. Students, parents and teachers organized dozens of performances in an attempt to begin healing.

Religious leaders launch volunteer campaign

Religious leaders called on at least 100 people to become eligible to volunteer at Richmond High School and other district campuses at a news conference following the recent rape of a 15-year-old on campus. The incident happened during a homecoming dance that had no volunteer chaperones.