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Peralta Colleges Foundation Receives $35,000 “Oakland Promise” Gift from AT&T

8 September 2016

img_4527Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined AT&T, Peralta Colleges and other community organizations at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016,  to kick off “September Giving,” a four week campaign during the month of September providing more than $400,000 to Oakland nonprofit organizations that are empowering students this “back-to-school” season. Mayor Schaaf and AT&T presented the first of four awardees, Peralta Colleges Foundation, with a $35,000 contribution to support Oakland students as part of the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District’s Oakland Promise initiative.

“Oakland’s nonprofit organizations play such a key role in our students’ success,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf. “I so appreciate the contribution AT&T is making to advance the mission of these tremendous local organizations. The important work they’re doing in our community is truly deserving of recognition.”

AT&T will make three additional contributions every week of September to The Hidden Genius Project, Art Works for Change and Black Girls Code. Each week, AT&T will highlight a “September Giving” awardee and their efforts empowering students on Twitter using the hashtag #SeptGivingOAK. Organizations and programs benefiting from “September Giving, ” the first of which included the Peralta Colleges Foundation gift of $35,000. Kevin Kosik, Executive Director of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, pictured, accepted the check from AT&T.

The mission of the Peralta Colleges Foundation is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and educational needs of Peralta students, faculty and staff and the communities in which they work. AT&T’s contribution supports low-income first-semester students at the Peralta Colleges – from high schools in the Oakland Unified School District – by providing student awards to cover the cost of Enrollment Fees, Health Fees, Use Fees and Transit Fees as part of The Oakland Promise initiative.

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Peralta News – Oakland Promise

12 February 2016

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The Oakland Promise will establish a universal college savings program and set college as an expectation for all. Beginning in the fall of 2016, every Oakland child entering kindergarten in OUSD will have a college savings account opened in his or her name through a phased approach over three years, expanding to charters beginning in fall 2017.

By 2020, every Oakland student entering kindergarten will have a college savings account opened in his or her name.

The four Peralta Colleges will offer all eligible Oakland students a free first semester – no tuition and no fees!

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Oakland Promise Launch Will Boost College Graduation Rates

27 January 2016

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Make the Promise with us! Join Mayor Libby Schaaf, OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson, and Peralta Colleges Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D, to launch the Oakland Promise at Oakland High, Thursday, January 28, 10AM. The Oakland Promise, aimed at increasing college graduation rates, is  a cradle-to-career community effort to ensure that every Oakland student graduates high school and is college- and career-ready. RSVP here: http://osf.nonprofitsoapbox.com/oakland-promise

 

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