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Mario Woods given posthumous diploma after SFPD shooting

SF Gate, January 20, 2016
Vivian Ho

"Amid the cheers and whoops that dominated the latest graduation ceremony for a unique San Francisco charter school that includes jail inmates and people on probation, tears fell quietly down Gwendolyn Woods' face."

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Steve Good to be guest speaker at Special Education Symposium

El Dorado SELPA newsletter, January 7, 2016

Steve Good, Five Keys Executive Director, will present as a guest speaker at the Inpiration to Action 2016 Special Education Symposium, presented by the El Dorado County Charter SELPA.  The Symposium will be held on February 19th, 2016 in San Diego, CA.  For more information, click here.

Five Keys Partnership with Art of Acting Studio, December 2015

The Outreach division of the Art of Acting Studio based in Los Angeles is offering acting workshops at two Five Keys sites in the LA County Jails: serving women in the Twin Towers facility, and youth in the Pitchess Detention Center.

Read more about the Outreach Division here

With Intention, Fall Issue now available

November 30, 2015
Amerika Sanchez

This quarter's issue of the Instructional Programs Newsletter: With Intention focuses on coaching and mentoring as a meaningful form of professional development.

Each month, a new issue will be published, highlighting issues/topics related to the world of teaching. Our goal is to represent voices and perspectives from the SF's charter school program, LA's charter school program and the CTE program in LA.

Fall issue, available here

New Drama Workshops offered in the LA Jails EBI Unit Event, November 4, 2015
Yael Hellman

New workshops in drama and theater are being offered via the Education Based Incarceration (EBI) Unit in the LA County Jails through a partnership with Five Keys and the Art of Acting Studio's Outreach division. The workshops offer instruction in and practice writing and acting over a three day period, culminating in a performance by the entire class.  Students earn a certificate and the option to continue studying theater with the program Outside/In, a reentry theater program.

Read the full article here

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


Interested in learning more about college programs, valuable resources, and training opportunities? Come down to the Five Keys Annual College and Career Fair to learn about many academic opportunities in the SF Bay Area!

Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00 - 2:00PM
564 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103

See Flyer here

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, 2015 5:00PM at the Los Angeles Central Public Library
Join Facebook Event here

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