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ASCEND: Prioritizing Student Agency


A couple years ago, our ASCEND community began a journey to incorporate a more personalized education with their existing arts-integrated expeditionary learning model. This journey was supported by a Next Generation Learning Challenge grant. ASCEND’s journey has continued to progress. In this article, ASCEND leaders share their reflections & hopes as they strive forward. It […]

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My Story of Inspiration


From Fabiola Harvey, our COO: I met Mr. Cilono in 2006. He was a teacher for one of our first charter schools and he is currently teaching middle school at Lazear Charter Academy. Mr. Cilono is an example of compassion and dedication to children and families in challenging situations. He has the ability to transform […]

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Real World Learning Experiences


EFC has been in design mode to develop it’s first High School – Latitude High 37.8 (slated to open in Fall 2018)! A key aspiration for Latitude is to connect our students with professionals across our community to demystify access to the wide spectrum of career fields that exist in the Bay Area.  This summer, the […]

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Revitalizing Lazear!


Lazear Charter Academy is a true cinderella story. More importantly, it is a story of a parent community that has fought for and worked for its neighborhood school.  In the past, prior to joining EFC, this Fruitvale neighborhood school struggled with keeping it’s doors opens due to academic performance and low enrollment. Rocio Gonzalez, who […]

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The ‘Telling Our Story’ Project


  Starting this month we will be following the journey of six graduating students from each school until graduation. These students were selected by their principals and teachers because they continue to set positive examples through their dedication to education and service. They will be sharing experiences being at an EFC school, providing personal reflections […]

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EFC Continues to Celebrate Our Diversity!


It’s a new year and EFC has a new banner but the same commitment to diversity. Our students fuel our staff to work harder and go beyond to ensure they ALL receive a quality education. EFC believes every child in our country has a right to a free education regardless of background, immigration status, ethnicity, gender, […]

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A Resolution to Support Our Families


Earlier this week, the EFC Board passed a resolution affirming EFC’s strong support for our community. Specifically, the resolution (which can be read here) states that Education for Change facilities and programs are a sanctuary for all children and adults. We strongly believe that public education is a right for ALL children in our community, and that EFC […]

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Supporting our Community


Deare EFC Community , One of our families was affected by the Oakland fire in the Fruitvale last night. We want to provide you all with an update. The family is okay. They are currently at the Red Cross working out logistics for them and others affected. We have them covered for most basic needs […]

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Making Their Voice Heard


Our students are making their voices heard in their communities and beyond. This November, a week before the presidential elections, Achieve 5th grader, Daniela Izagurrie travelled to Reno, NV with her family to campaign for her preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton. Her mom and two sisters knocked on doors  and passed out door hangers for an entire […]

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Achieve participated in ‘International Walk & Roll to School Day’


    Achieve Academy participated in ‘International Walk & Roll to School Day’ this year. This event was partnered with TransForm, an organization that promotes walkable communities with various transportation options that will allow them to connect and provide opportunities for  jobs, schools, and exposure throughout California. Students and parents came out in full participation […]

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