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San Jose Mercury News: Cisco shows one way Silicon Valley can support schools

Cassidy: Cisco shows one way Silicon Valley can support schools San Jose Mercury News June 9, 2011 Mike Cassidy writes a powerful column on the partnership between Citizen Schools and Cisco, as well as the impact of that partnership on the lives of students. “This Cisco partnership with Citizen Schools is the kind of thing…

BUILDING ROBOTS JUST ANOTHER DAY AT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR BAY AREA STUDENTS

Building Robots Just Another Day At Middle School For Bay Area Students. NBC Bay Area June 7, 2011 Citizen Schools teamed up with Bay Area middle schools and corporations to provide unique apprenticeships. At the end of ten weeks of learning, some of the students gathered at Cisco Systems to show off what they have…

HP VOLUNTEERS EXPOSING BAY AREA YOUTH TO NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

For 10 weeks HP volunteer Citizen Teachers taught local Bay Area Middle school students about law, corporate development, product design, printing and technology. These apprenticeships have helped open up a vision of a future that may not have been there before. Take a look at how HP has helped expose kids to new ideas on…

NPR/KQED: CAN A 9-HOUR SCHOOL DAY PREVENT STUDENTS FROM DROPPING OUT?

Can a 9 -Hour School Day Prevent Students from Dropping Out? NPR/KQED San Francisco April 22, 2011 KQED examines whether lengthening the school day to nine hours can have a positive impact on students and features Citizen Schools’ extended learning time model and results. Click here to read the full story and watch the video.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: SILICON VALLEY’S TALENT CAN HELP STUDENTS RISE ABOVE SCHOOL CHALLENGES

Silicon Valley’s Talent Can Help Students Rise Above School Challenges San JoseMercury News April 21, 2011 Silicon Valley Leadership Group and San Jose City Council members will launch 1,000 Hearts for 1,000 Minds – a program designed to connect interested adults with well-managed and proven tutoring or mentoring programs operated by nonprofit partners like Citizen…