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Unlocking potential: S.F. County Jail offers first college credit classes to inmates

San Francisco ExaminerJuly 23, 2015
Laura Dudnick

"Until this year, Tamara Washington didn't anticipate she would receive a high school diploma.

But last month, while incarcerated at San Francisco County Jail, Washington graduated from high school. As of this week the 34-year-old Solano County native — while still incarcerated — is also on her way to receiving her first-ever credit for a college course."

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City College of San Francisco approves MOU with Five Keys to offer college classes

City College of San FranciscoJuly 23, 2015
Susan Lamb

The City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Board of Trustee's has approved entering into and MOU with Five Keys Charter School to "establish curriculums that have will have an educational impact on inmates in the San Francisco County Jail System and establish career pathways in custodial, drug & alcohol counseling, youth worker, and community and post prison health care workers." 

Read the document of consent here.

Five Keys named winner of California's inaugural Smart On Crime Awards

State of California Office of the Attorney GeneralJune 20, 2015
Kamala Harris

The Division of Recidivism Reduction and Re-entry presents the inaugural Smart on Crime Awards, recognizing individuals who are leading the way in innovative criminal justice programs. These award recipients have demonstrated leadership in the development of successful recidivism reduction programs and are making substantial contributions to re-entry efforts in California.

Read more here.

Highlights from the 24th Annual Better Government Awards Gala - Five Keys Winner (Video)

June 30, 2015
Pioneer Institute, Public Policy Research
Written by Editorial Staff

Watch clips from the Awards Gala for the Pioneer Institute's 2015 Better Government Award, with videos of Executive Director Steve Good and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

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Spanish language article: El diploma que transforma la vida de los reos (FOTOS)

La OpiniónJune 20, 2015
Jorge Morales Almada

Spanish language publication La Opinión covered the June 2015 Los Angeles Graduation of our In Custody Students in this article, "The Diploma that Transforms the Lives of the Incarcerated."

Read more here.

Five Keys Charter School Board Meeting
Click here for Agenda Notes from the most recent meeting.

6th Annual Five Keys Art Show - San Francisco
June 16th, 2015

SF Public Library Koret Auditorium
5:00-5:45 pm : Open Gallery of Visual Artwork
6:00-7:30 pm: Guest Speakers, Poetry, Video of incarcerated students, performance, and more!
*Some works will be displayed in the library cafe display case from May 15th-July 31st
Join Facebook Event here

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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