In a tweet on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Twitter feed it reads, “Haven’t heard? @RichmondPromise is throwing a #5k! Join on June 11th for a little family friendly competition and a whole lot of fun. Snag your ticket today at tinyurl.com/RPFunRun. Can’t wait to see you there! @cranewaypavilion @assemblemarketplace”
According to their website, the Richmond Promise works to increase the number of students, particularly low-income students and students who are the first in their family to go to college who:
- Are exposed to college resources, role models and experiences throughout K-16
- Successfully transition to an accredited university/college directly from high school
- Successfully transfer from community college to 4-year university
- Complete an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or career + technical education
The non-profit organization believes “all students deserve access to higher education and the tools to achieve their dreams.”
The Richmond Promise Scholarship is a $1,500 college scholarship, renewable for up to 4 years. Students may attend a 2-year or 4-year college, and/or pursue a Career Technical Education Certificate at any not-for-profit institution in the United States.