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After being shuttered for eight years, OUSD reopened the McClymonds High School pool on Tuesday, Nov. 3. McClymonds senior Jared Utley takes a splash! Photo by Ashley Chambers.

McClymonds Makes A Big Splash with Pool Reopening

  McClymonds High School is making new waves with the reopening this week of its school pool this week, which has been shuttered for eight years.   For community members who have mobilized to preserve [...]
Berkeley High School students walked out of classes and rallied at UC Berkeley Thursday to protest racist, terrorist threats. Photo courtesy of Afro House Berkeley.

Outrageous Racist Threat at Berkeley High Sparks Outrage, Students Walk Out

Berkeley High School students walked out of classes, rallied on campus and marched to UC Berkeley yesterday in the wake of news that a racist threat calling for the lynching of Black people was discovered [...]
Reggie Lyles

Community Forum: “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women”

  Black Women Stirring the Waters (BWSTW) is hosting a community forum, “When Violence Challenges the Education of Young African American Women,” Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. at Lake Park, 1850 Alice St. in Oakland.
Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Bay Area “Unsung Heroes” Nominations due Nov. 23; special awards ceremony to be held Dec. 8

  As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Ford Motor Company is kicking off the Ford Freedom Unsung program in the Bay Area to honor the achievements of everyday people and organizations [...]
A worker helps an applicant fill out paperwork during a healthcare enrollment fair at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in March 2014 in Richmond, California. .Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

New Round Of Obamacare in California Focuses on African Americans and Latinos

By Barbara Feder Ostrov, KHN News   Covered California still faces major challenges in enrolling African-Americans and Latinos as the state’s health insurance exchange launches its third open enrollment period.

Verde Elementary Classroom Benefits from Chevron Fuel Your School Program

Courtesy of Richmond Standard   As safety goggles awaited on nearby tables, the Lawrence Hall of Science educator attempted to sound as serious as possible about the upcoming experiment.
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David E. Glover Education and Technology Center Offers New TECH U Program for Teens

The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center (DEGETC) recently announced its new TECH U Program, which offers a variety of free technology-based trainings for youth ages 12-18, including computer coding and digital media.