Antioch High Awarded $5k Grant from KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education

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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.



School City Purpose Amount
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
TOTAL     $100,000


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