The annual school supplies and backpack drive for low income Alameda students was held in mid-August, readying children for the Aug. 27, school year opening. The Alameda Education Foundation organized the effort, seconded by local school representatives and parents.
Beginning this fall, students at Alameda High School, Encinal High School, and ASTI will be able to take an Introduction to Ethnic Studies class designed to help them learn to think critically about issues of ethnicity, identity, service and social justice through a lens of history and sociology.
Lucy Helms, Alameda High School Class of 2020, proudly shows her scholarship certificate and bouquet of flowers. The Alameda Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O) Sisterhood recently awarded Helms a $2,500 Star Scholarship. P.E.O.