2015 News Archives

Five Keys Partnership with Art of Acting Studio

  • www.artofacting.com, December 2015

New Drama Workshops offered in the LA Jails

  • LASD.org EBI Unit Event, November 4, 2015
  • Yael Hellman

SF County Jail Launches Aquaponics Program for Inmates

  • KPFA: The Pacifica Evening News, October 1, 2015
  • Lucy Kang

Five Keys selected as a Grantee in #GoogleImpactChallenge Bay Area

Five Keys Charter School has been named one of 25 finalists of the Google Impact Challenge, from nearly 800 applicants in the Bay Area. 

Sheriff's Department awarded $100,000 by Harvard for inmate charter school

  • San Francisco Examiner, September 22, 2015
  • Michael Barba

Harvard Ash Center Picks Programs in San Francisco for 2015 Innovation Award

  • routefifty.com, September 17, 2015
  • Route Fifty Staff

Innovative program teaches Bay Area jail inmates farming skills

  • sfgate.com, September 15, 2015
  • Kale Williams

New Partnership with Five Keys and Glide in the Tenderloin

  • Hoodline.com, August 31, 2015
  • Blair Czarecki

Five Keys Winner - Pioneer Better Government Competition 2015 Compendium

The 2015 Pioneer Better Government Competition has released the compendium
of this years selections.

Five Keys School on Wheels Design Video

The final design of our School on Wheels Bus! Construction begins Fall 2015.

Five Keys Mural Project at LA Facility

  • LASD Star News, July 2015
  • Jenna Underwood Nuñez

Five Keys Featured as Exemplar of Innovation

  • Educational Technology in Corrections, July 2015
  • US Department of Education

Five Keys Making a Big Dent in Recidivism

  • Governing, July 23, 2015
  • Charles Chieppo

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

  • San Francisco Examiner, July 23, 2015
  • Laura Dudnick

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

  • City College of San Francisco, July 23, 2015
  • Susan Lamb

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

  • State of California Office of the Attorney General, June 20, 2015
  • Kamala Harris

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

  • Pioneer Institute, Public Policy Research
  • Written by Editorial Staff

El diploma que transforma la vida de los reos (FOTOS)

  • La Opinión, June 20, 2015
  • Jorge Morales Almada

New Five Keys Instructional Programs Newsletter: With Intention

  • Amerika Sanchez

Five Keys Charter School wins Pioneer Institute's 2015 Better Government Competition

"Our 2015 Better Government Competition focuses on innovative ways to address over-incarceration, recidivism, crime lab processes and other areas of America's – and Massachusetts' – troubled criminal justice system."

Five Keys Charter School named Finalist for the 2015 Harvard Innovations in Government Award (Video)

  • Steve Good and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Documentary Captures How A High School in San Francisco Jail Heals and Reduces Recidivism (Video)

  • Social Justice Issues, May 12, 2015
  • Sylvia Paull

The Corridor - Five Keys Documentary Trailer Now Available

A film by Annelise Wunderlich & Richard O'Connell

L.A. County Jail launches program to keep inmates from coming back

  • Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2015
  • Cindy Chang

2014 News Archives

The Device That Could Help Keep Former Inmates Out Of Jail For Good

  • Huffington Post, October 28, 2014
  • Lydia O'Connor

California Attorney General's Office Awarded $750,000 to Fight Recidivism

California Office of the Attorney General, October 27, 2014

S.F. jail inmates to have access to
computer tablets

  • SF Gate, October 22, 2014
  • Maria Lagos

SF County Jail considered a model for prison realignment

  • The Examiner, October 3, 2014
  • Jonah Owen Lamb

Journalism graduate helps inmates discover
the joy of learning

  • Drake Blue, October 1, 2014
  • Blue Magazine

Inquiry into the Operation and Programs of
the San Francisco Jails

  • SF Grand Jury Findings, July 3, 2014
  • Civil Grand Jury, City and County of San Francisco

Homeless Prenatal Program a dynamo at 25

  • SF Gate, June 10, 2014
  • Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle

Former inmate speaks out against U.S. 'commitment' to mass incarceration

  • News Hour, April 2, 2014
  • Jeffrey Brown, PBS News

Charter School in SF Jails Honored with Award

  • SF Gate, March 4, 2014
  • Marisa Lagos

Five Keys Charter School helps S.F. inmates

  • SF Gate, March 4, 2014
  • Jill Tucker

Five Keys Charter School Presented with Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year

  • California Charter Schools Association, March 4, 2014
  • Dannie Tillman, CCSA

A High School Behind Bars

  • American Promise series, February 3 2014
  • Filmmakers Anneliese Wunderlich and Richard O'Connell, POV

Five Keys Charter School offers chance to win social redemption

  • Western Edition. January 2014
  • Written by Thomas Figg-Hoblyn

2013 News Archives

Five Keys testifies before a State Senate Committee on Social Impact Bonds as part of the first legislative hearing in California on Social Innovation Financing

Joint Informational Hearing with Business, Professions & Economic
Development Committee and the Select Committee on Procurement

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF SOCIAL INNOVATION FINANCING IN CALIFORNIA?
Are we ready for Social Impact Bonds (SIBs)?
Monday, June 24, 2013
California State Capitol

Five Keys Representative Vishal Shah begins remarks at 2:51:04