Pittsburg: $250,000 Grant Awarded for After-School Program

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Federal Glover

PITTSBURG — On May 12, 2014 the California Department of Education released the funding results for the fiscal year 2014-15 21st Learning Center High School ASSETs Grant (http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r27/assetsintentaward.asp ) where Pittsburg will receive $250,000.

“This program will help young people not only with their academics but also help them with personal and economic needs,” said Supervisor Federal Glover. “The best antidote to youth gangs and senseless street violence is to give young people opportunities and hope.”

With Success Through Self (STS) Academy acting as Lead Agent, the Pittsburg Afterschool Community Collaborative — comprised of STS Academy, City of Pittsburg, Pittsburg Unified School District, FBC Community Outreach, CalSAC, 100 Black Men, Pittsburg Police, Center For Human Development, People Who Care, Future Build, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, Supervisor Federal Glover and others — was funded $250,000 a year to serve 139 students for a period of five years to support academic, career/technology education, job readiness/career pathways, arts nutrition and more to Pittsburg high school students and their families.

“The students will be picked on a first-come, first-served basis and must show a real commitment to stick with the program,” said Jim Craft of the STS Academy.

Anyone wishing to become part of this process in any capacity should contact Jim Craft at [email protected] or call 925-252-9199 Office or 510-541-8074 Cell. A meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pittsburg High School, Thursday, May29, 2014 in the school library for interested students and/or their parents.


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  1. How exactly will they be able to help “personal and economic needs”? Sounds like a free hand out to me. Just what this society needs, more government dependence.

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