Press

For media inquiries, please contact: Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director, (510) 569-5862, press@ktocollege.org


Television & Radio

KTVU FOX 2

10/18/2017: KTVU News Bay Area

ABC 7 Bay Area

8/29/2017: ABC 7

KCBS Radio

12/10/2016: KCBS Bay Area Radio

Telemundo

8/22/2016: Telemundo Bay Area

KTVU FOX 2

8/22/2016: KTVU News Bay Area

KTVU FOX 2

8/21/2016: KTVU News Bay Area

ABC 7 Bay Area

1/5/2016: ABC 7 Bay Area

Univision

9/23/2015: Univision 14 Bay Area

KCRA News

9/18/2015: KCRA 3 Sacramento

ABC 7 Bay Area

8/23/2015: ABC 7 Bay Area

Fox 40 Sacramento

1/28/2015: Fox 40 Sacramento

KCRA News

12/7/2014: KCRA 3 / Fox 40 Sacramento

Fox 5 San Diego

10/14/2014: FOX5 San Diego

ABC 10 News San Diego

10/14/2014: ABC 10 San Diego

Univision

10/9/2014: Univision 19 Sacramento

KTVU FOX 2

9/30/2013: KTVU News Bay Area

KCRA News

9/26/2013: KCRA 3 Sacramento

KUSI San Diego

9/25/2013: KUSI San Diego

KCBS Radio

9/23/2013: KCBS Bay Area Radio

CBS 8

3/14/2013: CBS 8 San Diego

KCBS Radio

2/14/2012: KCBS Bay Area Radio

Comcast Newsmakers

11/1/2011: Comcast Newsmakers

Comcast Newsmakers

8/17/2011: Comcast Newsmakers

Comcast Newsmakers

3/16/2011: Comcast Newsmakers

News 10 ABC

9/20/2010: News 10 Sacramento

Telemundo

9/9/2010: Telemundo Bay Area

NBC Bay Area

9/9/2010: NBC Bay Area


Print Media

Santa Clara Weekly

K to College Assembles Kits for Needy Children

“On May 9, nearly 400 volunteers for K to College arrived at the Santa Clara Convention center to assemble 10,000 school and dental hygiene kits that will be distributed locally. The non-profit organization – with sponsorships from Huawei Technologies, Target, Kaiser Permanente, Give Something Back Office Supplies and SummerHill Housing – purchased between $60 and $65 in school supplies for each kit, more than $500,000 in total, geared toward pre-K through fifth graders.”

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The Stockton Record

Nonprofit helping S.J. kids fight ‘silent epidemic’

“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.”

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The California Health Report

Low-income kids start school with new supplies

“As school students settle into the start of a new year, some low-income kids in districts around the state are getting free supplies to set them up for success. In September, members of the Oakland-based nonprofit K to College partnered with student volunteers from the University of California, Los Angeles to give out $45,000 in school supplies and dental kits to 500 students at Utah Street Elementary School.”

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The Sacramento Bee

Folsom Prisoners Assemble School Supply Kits For Needy Kids

“Faced with the challenge of assembling 146,000 school supply kits for low-income California students, an Oakland nonprofit has enlisted the help of Folsom State Prison inmates. “We really hit our capacity with what the volunteer efforts could do,” said Benito Delgado-Olson, the co-founder and executive director of K to College. …Delgado-Olson said the goal is to close the material resource gap at schools with large numbers of students on free or reduced-price lunches. “(Kids) are told to study and do all these things, and they can’t even afford basic school supplies,” he said.”

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The Contra Costa Times

ED Delgado-Olson Receives Hometown Hero Award

“Delgado-Olson is targeting what he sees as a clear and urgent gap in local schools: the lack of a system to ensure that all low-income children have the supplies they need to learn. He first identified the problem in 2007 while attending community meetings as research for his undergraduate thesis on Oakland public schools. “The best way to address a problem is to go see it for yourself,” he said. “There are a lot of simple things you can do that won’t necessarily change the world but will go a long way.””

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The Mercury News

SF Bay Area Students Get Free School Supplies

“More than 150,000 elementary schoolchildren in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties have begun to receive book bags with free school supplies such as erasers, pencils and rulers. Most of them are going to children whose families meet federal low-income standards. The $10 million project was organized by a nonprofit called K to College using stimulus as well as local and private funds. Officials say the idea was to help children who lack basic supplies because their parents may be out of work or their schools can no longer provide them.”

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