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First 700 of More Than 12,000 Oakland Students to Receive Backpacks Full of Supplies On First Day of School

[August 22, 2016] Oakland, California –Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, several school officials, Kaiser Permanente and Target volunteers and other local leaders collaborated with the nonprofit organization K to College to distribute new backpacks and school supply kits to all 720 kids at Franklin Elementary on their first day of school. This event was the formal kickoff rally for a citywide effort aimed at providing school supplies for all 35,000 low-income students in OUSD by 2017. The partnership led by K to College includes the school district, the City of Oakland, several businesses, the Lend a Hand Foundation and Oakland Public Education Fund.

“If we hope to reach the goals we’ve set for our students, we must build strategic relationships to improve their quality of life,” said Antwan Wilson, Superintendent of OUSD. “This Back to School effort by K to College, Lend a Hand, the Public Ed Fund, the City of Oakland, and all other contributors is a testament to the spirit of working together to realize our OUSD mission as a full-service community school district and our vision where every student thrives.”

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250 Volunteers Gather to Assemble $250,000 of School and Dental Supply kits for Berkeley Area Low-Income Kids

250 volunteers gathered to assemble more than $250,000 worth of school and dental supplies into 3,500 individual school supply kits and 6,000 dental kits for kids throughout the Berkeley region at the International House on Sunday, August 21. This was the 6th annual Berkeley event and one of many events in California in 2016 that K to College has organized to address the unmet material needs of homeless and other low-income kids.
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K to College Hosts 5th Annual Berkeley Volunteer Event

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – 225 Volunteers gathered at the International House in Berkeley to assemble 3,500 school supply kits and 6,000 dental kits for low-income kids in Berkeley and the surrounding region. The materials are valued at $250,000. This event was supported by Target, Kaiser Permanente, Give Something Back Office Supplies, the City of Berkeley and Berkeley Lions Club. Volunteers joined from each sponsoring organization, a local fraternity (Delta Upsilon) and the general community. Continue reading

500 Volunteers Gather to Package $500,000 of Supplies for Area Homeless Kids

Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento Volunteer Event

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — With pallets lining the perimeter of the ornate Memorial Auditorium, assembly lines stretching down the floor and hundreds of boxes stacked for the thousands of school supply and dental kits that will fill them, preparations were complete for the 500 volunteers that attended K to College’s California Volunteer Event—one of the largest volunteer events in Sacramento history. Prioritizing homeless children identified in public schools, K to College assembled 10,000 school supply kits and dental kits for children throughout Northern California. Modeling the business model of food banks, K to College says the effort is one example of how its “supply bank” model can solve the unmet basic material needs of low-income kids in California. Continue reading

Huawei Champions Expansion of ‘K to College’ School Supply Program to Stockton Area Youth

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA — At an event held at Washington Elementary School in Stockton, Huawei Technologies today announced the expansion of its partnership with the nonprofit organization K to College to provide school supplies and dental kits to more than 2,000 children in San Joaquin County.

Rep. Jerry McNerney and Stockton Unified Interim Superintendent Julie Penn joined K to College’s Benito Delgado-Olson and 20 Huawei employees to hand out school supplies and dental kits to the 270 students attending Washington Elementary.

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K to College Presents to California Select Committee on Homelessness

SACRAMENTO, California – California State Assembly Speaker-Elect Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) convened a hearing of the Select Committee on Homelessness to identify the challenges and needs of homeless students in California’s public education system. The hearing focused on students identified as homeless in public schools pursuant to the United States McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

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