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WRITTEN BY: PEGGY ON MARCH 24, 2015 The Kennedy IT Academy attended the Microsoft Annual Minority Student Day. Microsoft hosts this event every year to support and encourage students from any minority background into a career related to technology. Microsoft hopes to inspire students to understand various avenues that they can pursue in the technology field.   […]

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Southern California College Tour!

WRITTEN BY: PEGGY ON MARCH 20, 2015 Are you interested in learning more about college? Ever wonder what college life is like? Want to go on a free trip to Los Angeles? Apply to RYSE Youth Center’s 3rd Annual RYSE’s Southern California College Tour aims to provide an exciting opportunity for youth to visit and explore Colleges/Universities/Vocational […]

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Road to College: Juniors

WRITTEN BY: CHRIS ON MARCH 3, 2015 On Saturday, March 28th, the Gooden College Connection in cooperation with the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (Ed Fund) and the West Contra Costa Unified School District will host free, personalized college advisory sessions to high school juniors and their parent(s)/guardian(s) in WCCUSD. Some of the finest college advisors […]

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Girls Who Code: 2015 Summer Immersion Program

WRITTEN BY: CHRIS ON FEBRUARY 13, 2015 The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorships and exposure led by the industry’s  top female entrepreneurs and engineers. Key Programmatic components of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Include: SKILLS: Seven weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, […]

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GLOW Investment in Success Scholars

WRITTEN BY: CHRIS ON FEBRUARY 13, 2015 The West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (EdFund West) will be nominating eight students for GLOW’s Investment in Success Scholarship with a possibility of six recipients. Recipients must attend either a California Community College (CCC) or California State University (CSU) to be awarded with a four-year scholarship valued at $7,000. Community […]

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