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San Francisco University High School


Summerbridge San Francisco, an academic enrichment program for public and parochial middle school students, ignites students with passion for life-long learning and empowers them to lead their schools and communities. Summerbridge students gain academic skills, confidence, and an appreciation of learning as essential and fun through a creative, interactive, and purposeful curriculum designed and implemented by innovative high school and college students.

TCDC—Enough is Enough:

Stop Killing & Start Healing Campaign

In the aftermath of a father being gunned down at his daughter’s basketball game, the Tabernacle Community Development Corporation (TCDC) decided that it was time to focus on ending gun violence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of the victims of gun violence, and their victimizers, are youth and college age males. TCDC has designed and developed a t-shirt campaign aimed at youth and college age adults. The t-shirt, an urban chic design, reads Enough is Enough on the front, and Stop Killing, Start Healing on the back. TCDC plans to distribute 5,000 t-shirts throughout communities plagued with violence.

Leadership High School

A Charter School in San Francisco, California, Leadership High School serves its diverse students by providing rigorous curriculum, cutting edge technology and the first comprehensive high school leadership program in California. With a matriculation rate of 97% and a large African American and Hispanic population, Leadership High School offers significant personal attention and support to its students.

Cathedral City High School

With over 2,800 students, Cathedral City High School, a public high school in Cathedral City, California, provides academic, co-curricular and vocational programs designed to meet the rigors of district and state mandated standards. All students are welcomed into a school culture that encourages their individuality and fosters a sense of belonging. Cathedral City High School prides itself in consistently striving for excellence. Cathedral City High School recognizes and promotes the active cooperation, involvement and collaboration with the surrounding business and government communities.

Our Kids First

Founded in 1987, Our Kids First is a non-profit organization committed to providing academic, social, and cultural enrichment to young people. Located in the Outer Mission District of San Francisco, California, OKF was established as an assistance program for inner-city youth to provide tutoring, counseling, training, and guidance. This program is open to all students beginning in grade Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Our Kids First also provides a low-cost summer day camp and after-school sports program.

Take-Wings Foundation

Founded in 1997, Take-Wings Foundation assists in developing productive and self-sufficient young women who understand and appreciate the importance of developing a sense of character and becoming positive role models in their communities. Take-Wings serves girls ages thirteen through eighteen in at risk communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and is committed to developing responsible and positive young women, by providing training, community service and scholarships.

Washington Unified School District

(West Sacramento)

With an enrollment of 7,135, Washington Unified School District of West Sacramento, California caters to a diverse student population, many of whom are economically disadvantaged. However, Washington Unified is making tremendous strides in improving educational accessibility and student achievement. Every school in the district met the State growth target, and in many cases exceeded the State target by more than ten times, and Evergreen Elementary School raised its scores by seventy-eight points. The California Foundation was pleased to grant Washington Unified School District of West Sacramento with the Elementary School Grant.

Cathedral School for Boys

Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957 in San Francisco, strives to provide education in the best traditions of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral to boys grade Kindergarten – 8th Grade. CSB’s educational style is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension. Academically, the school sets high standards in literacy, basic skills, self-discipline, the joy of learning, and the pursuit of wisdom. The California Foundation was pleased to contribute to the Cathedral School for Boys Annual Giving Campaign.


August 19, 2009

Event: Back-to-School Summit

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December 29, 2008

A letter from a Teacher…

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