This week, Wells Fargo and KNBR announced that Antioch High School, along with many other schools, received Education Grants.
The $100k in grants, was part of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants which was funded by Wells Fargo Bank. Through an open community nomination process, schools applied to receive $100,000 in grants, which will be awarded to 28 Bay Area schools to support athletics, arts, S.T.E.M. and community-based programs. World Champion Brandon Crawford congratulated the winners and took photographs with school representatives, including kids.
Antioch High School was awarded $5,000 to improve the baseball fields and purchase equipment for the Antioch High Baseball Program. According to the Antioch Unified School District, AUSD teacher Barbara Carini wrote the grant for the school.
On Thursday, San Francisco Giant shortstop Brandon Crawford presented checks at AT&T Parks.
“As a kid, my parents always emphasized the importance of an education—above and beyond participating in sports,” said Brandon Crawford. “As a Bay Area native, it is an honor to be part of a program that increases education and athletic programs for local kids.”
Aside from Mt Diablo High School, who received $5k to establish a construction program that provides children with hands-on skills and to buy materials, no other schools in Contra Costa County received a grant.
Wells Fargo funds a variety of educational grants to provide resources so that students can succeed academically and build brighter futures. Wells Fargo and KNBR have granted over $1.2 million through the Step Up to the Plate program to support the Bay Area’s youth over the past 17 years.
|Alta Heights Elementary||Napa||To purchase art and engineering materials, supplies and curriculum to stock the art and engineering classroom.||$5,000.00|
|Antioch High School||Antioch||To improve the baseball fields and purchase equipment for the Antioch High Baseball Program.||$5,000.00|
|Bancroft Middle School||San Leandro||To purchase musical instruments for the music program.||$3,800.00|
|Bayside MLK, Jr. Academy||Marin City||To recruit, train, support, and provide materials to the Academic Support program volunteers who focus on bringing struggling student’s literacy up to grade level.||$5,000.00|
|Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School||Daly City||To purchase soil, mulch, trellises, seeds, and seedlings for the gardening program, drought-tolerant plants, large pots, and soil for decorative gardens.||$1,000.00|
|Canyon Middle School||Castro Valley||To buy technology equipment for the Video Journalism class such as cameras, microphones, and computers that can run current video editing software.||$4,000.00|
|Edgewood Community School||San Francisco||To enrich the sports program and remove barriers to access to organized sports, fitness and recreational activities for vulnerable children.||$3,500.00|
|Gateway High School||San Francisco||To support the Athletics program by purchasing team jerseys/uniforms, provide scholarships to low-income students for personal gear (shoes, knee pads, baseball gloves and pants, volleyball shorts) and cover summer league dues.||$3,500.00|
|James Monroe Elementary||Santa Rosa||To support the Girls & Boys Basketball program by covering the entry costs and referees, providing a small stipend for coaches, and replacing old equipment and uniforms.||$4,500.00|
|Joe Michell||Livermore||To pay for the salary of Cultural and Creative Dance instructor and dance equipment.||$2,500.00|
|John Sinnott Elementary||Milpitas||To purchase lacrosse equipment and introduce diverse students to the sport of lacrosse.||$1,400.00|
|Kahlon Family Services School||San Francisco||To purchase specialized services and tools (Visual – Auditory – Reading/Writing – Kinesthetic).||$2,500.00|
|Marshall Elementary||San Francisco||To enhance its art education program by purchasing classroom materials and covering transportation costs to field trips to local museums.||$4,000.00|
|Mary Farmar Elementary||Benicia||To buy musical instruments and equipment for the music program.||$5,000.00|
|Mt Diablo High School||Concord||To establish a construction program that provides children with hands-on skills and to buy materials.||$5,000.00|
|Oakland Charter High School||Oakland||To create a S.T.E.A.M (Science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) program. The funds will buy equipment and supplies (3D printers, laptops, motors, circuitry components).||$5,000.00|
|Olive Elementary School||Novato||To fund a new Awards Night program that would celebrate and recognize the achievements of students, staff, and parents, and positively change the school culture.||$1,300.00|
|Rancho Cotate High School||Rohnert Park||To start a middle school drumline music program and purchase battery percussion instruments (snare, tenors, and bass drums).||$5,000.00|
|Rancho Milpitas Middle School||Milpitas||To purchase multicultural literature and enable students to develop global awareness and cultural sensitivity.||$5,000.00|
|Rodeo Hills Elementary School||Rodeo||To purchase five standing desks and encourage flexible seating arrangement.||$1,200.00|
|Roseland Accelerated Middle School||Santa Rosa||To purchase musical instruments for an after school music program (RAMS Garage Band).||$1,000.00|
|San Leandro High School||San Leandro||To purchase new golf equipment for the Boy’s and Girl’s Varsity Golf Teams.||$5,000.00|
|St. Dunstan Catholic School||Millbrae||To purchase uniforms for the cheerleading team and catcher’s gear for the baseball teams.||$3,000.00|
|St. John the Baptist||Napa||To support the cost of a three day outdoor educational experience for fourth grade students.||$3,300.00|
|St. Veronica’s||South San Francisco||To purchase a new play structure for students to play during recess.||$5,000.00|
|Sunnybrae School||San Mateo||To purchase playground and sports equipment (rubber balls, soccer balls, basketballs, jump ropes, hula hoops, tennis balls and baseball gloves).||$1,000.00|
|Vintage Elementary School||Pleasanton||To assist in the day-to-day needs of the classrooms and enhance the students’ academic experience.||$5,000.00|
|Walter T. Helms Middle School||San Pablo||To buy musical equipment for the school band and orchestra music program (flutes, tenor sax, bari sax, tuba, percussion cart).||$3,500.00|
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