FIVE KEYS’ 3 AREAS OF IMPACT
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WELCOME TO FIVE KEYS
SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS
Here at Five Keys, our goal is to restore communities through education. Our philosophy
is that through social and restorative justice principles, we can provide traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education, focusing on five key areas: Education, Employment, Recovery, Family, and Community.
Our journey began in 2003, when the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department established
Five Keys as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail. Today, Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for transitional-aged youth (TAY) and adults at 70 locations across California. Through our focus on restoring communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and communities’ needs, we are creating safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL education, cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting, and college access to TAY and adults in seven California counties: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and San Bernardino. Through these efforts, our ultimate vision for our students is that they will develop transferable skills through curriculum and instruction that take learning off the page, out of the classroom, and into the 21st century workplace and learning environments. They will be leaders, advocates, and competitors, making positive contributions within their communities, families, and homes.
Thank you for your continued support of our school and mission.
San Francisco | Los Angeles | Alameda | San Mateo | Santa Clara | Solano | San Bernardino
Five Keys Schools and Programs joins the international community in mourning the deaths of Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. This is a particularly devastating time for our Muslim population, who we stand with in solidarity and support. As a school, we denounce all forms of hate and bigotry and pledge to continue to make our classrooms safe and welcoming for all students while promoting peace, love, and acceptance.
Photo Credit Micah Bazant
How This California Program Promises College Access To Students Behind Bars
Forbes, Feb 21, 2019
DeShawn, age 21, was likely headed for prison. But while in jail awaiting his trial, he was able to graduate from high school, attend college classes, and earn a full scholarship to a prestigious art university. For the first time, from inside a prison, he was recognized as a person with a bright future. Released in December of 2018, DeShawn now has a second chance to achieve not only his professional aspirations but also his full potential as a member of his community. Read More →
In the Press
Continuing to Strike Out Violence
20 years of STRIKING OUT VIOLENCE at AT&T Park. Sunny Schwartz and Delia Ginorio, Five Keys Founder, and Board President, RESPECTIVELY, on the field w/Larry Baer, Giants CEO.
Class in Session for Santa Clara County
High Risk Inmates
School has started for many in the Bay Area, and one classroom in the South Bay is anything but typical, with students wearing handcuffs and shackles. Read More →
Pit Stop LA. Community Outreach
Battling SoCAL’s heatwave by passing out water bottles to the homeless. In partnership with our Hunters Point Family.
Pit Stop LA being interviewed by Channel 4 Los Angeles
"Pit-Stop" monitors and community ambassadors in Downtown LA
Five Keys partners with Hunters Point Family and Los Angeles Dept of Public works to hire 28 ex-offenders to work as "Pit-Stop" monitors and community ambassadors in Downtown LA and Skid Row.
FIVE KEYS' CAP ALLIANCE receivers the city of Los Angeles certificate of appreciation for its service on the mayor’s blue ribbon commision on employment equity.