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. We thank Google.org for the $100,000 award plus their invaluable volunteer support to be made available from the tech giant, to help develop Five Keys' Mobile Charter School.
Five Keys' innovative project will convert recycled Muni buses into high-tech classrooms that go directly into economically-isolated neighborhoods where high school graduation rates are chronically low, affecting multiple generations of families. Bringing educational services directly to the people will help overcome obstacles that keep adults from completing their educations and acquiring the skills necessary for good-paying jobs that can lift their families' lives out of poverty.
Drawing on the popularity of pop-up urban markets, Five Keys envisions this high-tech school-on-wheels becoming an anchor for an even larger "Pop-Up Resource Village" that brings together community services, artists, musicians, and retailers to catalyze local participation in urban renewal and leads to permanent new infrastructure for community revitalization. For background on the project, please visit the blog of our project coordinator, Deanna VanBuren and keep an eye on our Facebook page.
You can read more about the Google Impact Challenge at here.