Local Happenings: October 2016
Scholarship Workshop for Students and Parents – Monday, Oct. 3
Richmond Promise will launch its scholarship applications for the Class of 2017 on Monday, Oct. 3, with a free workshop.
Students and their parents are invited to attend the workshop to get a head start on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Richmond Promise applications. Participants will create their Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, begin the Richmond Promise application and learn about additional financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Pizza will be provided.
The workshop is from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the computer lab at Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza. The event is free but registration is required at www.richmondpromiselaunch.eventbrite.com.
Richmond Promise staff will also sponsor a community information meeting from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at City Hall. For more information, call 510-620-6531 or email email@example.com.
School Board Candidate Forum – Tuesday, Oct. 4
The #GOVOTEWCC School Board Candidate Forum is open to the public and will include dinner, Spanish translation and childcare.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District school board candidates will deliver short speeches and participate in small group discussions with parents, students and educators. School board members are responsible for setting policies for all schools in the district, managing the district’s multi-million dollar budget and hiring and evaluating the superintendent.
The forum takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza. To register, visit www.govotewcc.eventbrite.com or call 510-680-5711.
Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference – Saturday, Oct. 15
The West Contra Costa Unified School District is sponsoring its 11th annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference. The event will include over 25 workshops and a community resource fair. Workshop topics include getting ready for college, special education, preventing gang involvement, how to prevent bullying and keeping your child safe using the internet. Free childcare and breakfast and snacks will be provided.
The conference takes place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 15 at Lovonya DeJean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Avenue. To register, call 510-307-4526.
New Health Center to Open – Saturday, Oct. 15
The grand opening of the LifeLong William Jenkins Health Center will include health screenings, a kids’ zone and refreshments.
The event is from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 150 Harbour Way. For more information, call 510-237-9537.
Bay Area African American College Preparedness Workshop – Saturday, Oct. 29
The Bay Area African American College Preparedness Workshop will include information on navigating the college admission process and financial aid planning. Participants can network with alumni from the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and California universities. The workshop is open to all middle and high school students, parents and school administrators.
The event takes place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. Peter CME Church, 5324 Cypress Ave in El Cerrito. It is free, but registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://bit.ly/2cBKNjE. For more information, call 510-621-7505.