Several of the state’s top business and civic leaders gathered in Sacramento on Wednesday, January 20th, for the 4th annual K to College Advisory Board luncheon. We welcomed several new members to the group this year, including the new President of the California Teachers Association Eric Heins, the new President of the California State PTA Justine Fischer and Chief of Staff at the California School Boards Association Paul Richman. The program included a presentation by Executive Director Benito Delgado-Olson on the organization’s plans for 2016-2017, an expanded program and product portfolio for low-income children and families and a discussion on the needs of the state’s 300,000 homeless students enrolled in public schools.
Members and staff pictured from left right: Eli Rosenberg (K to College), Chelsea Lee (Office of Senator Carol Liu), Steve Larson (Capital Strategies), Veronica Ortiz-Torres (Office of Governor Edmund Brown) Charles Pattillo (California Prison Industries Authority), Dion Aroner (AJE Partners), Keith Parker (UCLA Government Affairs), Gayle Mathe (California Dental Association), Bill Whelan (Matson Logistics), Kimberly Ellis (Emerge California), Georgia Faulkner (K to College), Don Solem (Solem and Associates), Mike Hannigan (Give Something Back Office Supplies), Eric Heins (California Teachers Association), Craig Cheslog (Common Sense Media Kids Action), Estelle Lemieux (California Teachers Association), Peter Birdsall (California County Educational Services Association), Justine Fischer (California State PTA), Paul Richman (California School Boards Association), Erica Freeman (K to College), Brandon Biegert (California Student Aid Commission), Adelina Zendejas (California Department of Technology)
This year marks the fourth time K to College donated school supply kits to Los Angeles school kids as part of UCLA’s Annual Volunteer Day. Special guests included State Senator Kevin de León, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. Continue reading →
With the help of Huawei Technologies and several local dignitaries, K to College distributed school supply and dental kits collectively valued at $30,000 to all 463 students at Horace Mann Elementary School in San Jose. Continue reading →
On Saturday, September 19th, K to College hosted their 5th Annual Distribution and Resource Fair. It was a beautiful weekend day in San Pablo Park and a great success! K2C provided school supply kits and dental kits to more than 1,000 kids today in partnership with Target, Kaiser Permanente, the City of Berkeley,Give Something Back Office Supplies, 17 community organizations and the Berkeley Unified School District.
With the help of Target volunteers and Sacramento City Councilmember Kevin McCarty, K to College distributed school supply and dental kits to more than 300 students at Tahoe Elementary School in Sacramento.
Sacramento School Kids Receive $18,000 of School Supplies Courtesy of Unique Partnership and Hundreds of Local Volunteers
SACRAMENTO, California – Today 270 happy kids at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School received $18,000 worth of school supply and dental kits as part of a charitable event sponsored by Target and the nonprofit organization K to College. The kits were assembled last month by hundreds of Sacramento area volunteers as part of K to College’s statewide effort to engage thousands of volunteers to provide basic materials to homeless and other impoverished children.
The article below was written by SFGate Reporter Heather Knight. The full article is also available on the SFGate.com website.
The sheer number of kids in California who have nowhere to call home and the failure of the state’s leaders to address the growing crisis place it 48th among the 50 states for dealing with children’s homelessness — ranking it just above Mississippi and Alabama.
Those are the findings of a report released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness, part of the larger nonprofit American Institutes for Research, which conducts social science research. It found that nationwide, 2.5 million children — one in 30 — do not have a stable place to sleep at night.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — At an event held at Rolando Park Elementary School in San Diego, Huawei Technologies distributed a $65 school supply and dental kit to hundreds of happy students in the school’s auditorium. The distribution was part of Huawei’s greater partnership with the nonprofit organization K to College, who with Huawei’s support has provided basic materials to more than 12,000 kids in San Diego County and 20,000 kids throughout California during the past six months.
Excited about crayons! Courtesy of The Stockton Record
The article below was written by Stockton Record Reporter Elizabeth Roberts. The full article is also available on the Stockton Record website.
STOCKTON — A cavity can cost a child more than a tooth. For children such as Washington Elementary first-grader Osvaldo Conde-Velasquez, it could cost them their future.
A schoolwide giveaway Thursday of nearly $20,000 in learning materials included a dental care kit in every bag, courtesy of the nonprofit K to College and Huawei Technologies. Osvaldo, 6, whose front teeth are capped with stainless steel, was ecstatic when he opened his.