Community School for Creative Education won a Ford Foundation Gift through its Employee Matching Program!Ford Foundation Program Officer and Community School for Creative Education Board Member Jorge Ruiz de Velasco granted $1,500 to Community School which the Ford Foundation matched 1:3, summing a gift of $6,000 grant to Community School.
We appreciate that everyone is very excited about our new site at Howard School, however, the school is still in session and we have been asked to respect this and not visit the site until after August 15th, when we will be able to move into our allocated space.
We would also like to remind those parents who have received an invitation to the registration sessions on Friday and Saturday that these will take place at Arise High School, not Howard School.
Community School for Creative Education won the coveted San Francisco Foundation Grant Award 2011! The grant is for design and implemention of a full service community school model for 100 East Oakland children, their families, and community members, that combines Waldorf school best practices, a rigorous curriculum, and a fully functioning Family Resource Center.
After long deliberation amongst all of us, and hard work to find the optimal site for our beginnings, we have reached a decision.
This Wednesday night, we all gathered to think through this important decision and how we can embrace it as a community. Following the LOC meeting, our Community School for Creative Education Board formally accepted the Oakland Unified School District offer of space on the campus of Howard Elementary School, 8755 Fontaine, Oakland.
Thanks to generous support from contributors such as you, we were able to have a four week Waldorf Summer Program for a wonderful group of students in Oakland this summer. The Community School for Creative Education 2010 SUMMER PROGRAM opened its doors June 28 with circle time and song. It ran for a full four weeks June 28 through July 23. Prize winning West Contra Costa / Richmond teacher of the year and acclaimed Waldorf educator Ms. Ana Maria Darson is at the helm. She is joined by design team member, OUSD aide, and teacher-trainee Samantha Lehman as associate.
Alameda County Office of Education offered an unconditional approval of Community School for Creative Education on December 14, 2010
Date of opening: August 29, 2011 for grades K - 3. The school plans to expand annually, resulting in Preschool - 8th grade.