Redefining the way people think about the role of Education in Restoring Communities
2015 Winner, Harvard Innovations in American Government Award
2014 Hart Vision Charter School of the Year
KPFA: The Pacifica Evening News, October 1, 2015
The Five Keys Aquaponics program, set up in partnership with the SF Sheriff's Department and Hunters Point Family is the first of it's kind in a California jail. The program, now entering it's second semester, teaches students about the set up and maintenance of aquaponics systems with the aim of preparing these students for jobs in Urban Agriculture, a growing job field.
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LASD Star News, July 2015
Jenna Underwood Nuñez
The Education Based Incarceration team at the LA County jails recently commisioned a new mural, designed at painted by Five Keys students at the NCCF facility.
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|Five Keys Charter School has been named one of 25 finalists of the Google Impact Challenge, from nearly 800 applicants in the Bay Area. We thank Google.org for the $100,000 award plus their invaluable volunteer support to be made available from the tech giant, to help develop Five Keys' Mobile Charter School.|
Five Keys' innovative project will convert recycled Muni buses into high-tech classrooms that go directly into economically-isolated neighborhoods where high school graduation rates are chronically low, affecting multiple generations of families. Bringing educational services directly to the people will help overcome obstacles that keep adults from completing their educations and acquiring the skills necessary for good-paying jobs that can lift their families' lives out of poverty.
Drawing on the popularity of pop-up urban markets, Five Keys envisions this high-tech school-on-wheels becoming an anchor for an even larger "Pop-Up Resource Village" that brings together community services, artists, musicians, and retailers to catalyze local participation in urban renewal and leads to permanent new infrastructure for community revitalization. For background on the project, please visit the blog of our project coordinator, Deanna VanBuren and keep an eye on our Facebook page.
San Francisco Examiner, September 22, 2015
The San Francisco Sheriff's Department and Five Keys Charter school have been awarded $100,000 by Harvard's John F Kennedy School of Government as part of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation's 2015 Innovation in American Government Award.
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routefifty.com, September 17, 2015
Route Fifty Staff
"The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced today the San Francisco Sheriff's Department Five Keys Charter School as the winner of the 2015 Innovations in American Government Award."
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Five Keys Charter School Board Meeting
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6th Annual Five Keys Art Show - San Francisco
SF Public Library Koret Auditorium
2nd Annual Five Keys Art Show - Los Angeles
June 10th, 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
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Local Control Accountability Plan - Public Notice
April 24, 2014
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