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March 2, 2012 > Chabot College and Hayward wins Promise Grant

Chabot College and Hayward wins Promise Grant

Submitted By Patricia Russell

Chabot College is part of the Hayward Promise Neighborhood, one of five neighborhoods in the nation and the only one in California, to win a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods grant, funding educational improvement and neighborhood revitalization for students and families.

"This is a great victory for the City of Hayward, the Jackson Triangle neighborhood, the schools in that neighborhood, CSUEB and for Chabot," said Yvonne Wu Craig, Chabot College Grant Developer/Writer and representative on the management team for the planning grant.

"This is a great opportunity for us to make systematic changes to the educational system and create a lasting impact on a neighborhood where we are already serving over 800 of the residents," said Tram Vo-Kumamoto, Chabot College Dean of Science and Math and a grant management team member.

Chabot College's activities that support Promise Neighborhood goals include the Summer Bridge Program Instruction, Childcare Licensing Program, math curriculum development with K-12 faculty, concurrent enrollment classes, East Bay Teacher Pathway courses, entrepreneurship courses and arts and humanities after-school classes for middle and high school students.

"I commend all communities that are putting education at the center of efforts to fight poverty in urban and rural areas," said Melody Barnes, domestic policy advisor to President Obama, in a press release. "The goal of Promise Neighborhoods is to provide the resources and support young people need to succeed while transforming distressed neighborhoods into communities of opportunity."

More than 200 organizations applied for the Promise Neighborhoods planning and implementation grants.

For registration information please call (510) 723-6700. Chabot College is located at 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward.

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