Above and Beyond (AnB) Education, a non-profit organization that pairs foreign high school students with volunteer host families is currently looking for volunteer host families in Alameda.

AnB Education is the leading non-profit sponsor of exchange students and has been developing rewarding relationships between international students and their host families, schools and communities for more than 20 years. AnB Education places students from many countries for semester-long and year-long academic programs.

As a first-time judge for the City of Alameda’s Season for Nonviolence Speech Contest held last Saturday at City Hall, I have to say, Alameda’s young generation has some bright stars ready to lead humanity into the future. The combination of poise, creativity and clarity woven into stories of personal experience and exhortations to action brought tears to my eyes more than once.

Some Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students have planned to walk out of their classes tomorrow, Friday, March 15, to advocate for stronger action on climate change and progress on a Green New Deal. The students, who are marching as part of an international, youth-driven “School Strike 4 Climate,” plan to walk first to Alameda City Hall and then back to Crab Cove, where speakers will address the assembled crowd.


The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) are launching a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens.  The Fifth Annual Alameda Youth Career & Job Fair will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Encinal High School’s gymnasium, 210 Central Avenue. 

More than 1,500 Americans from across the country — including a delegation of Bay Area residents — will show their support for the United Nations (UN) at the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s 2019 Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters in New York City, this Saturday, Feb. 23. Gisele Araujo, a senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) is a member of the Bay Area delegation. Araujo serves as SJND’s student body president and leads the school’s Model UN Club.