WISH is excited to announce the opening of our first-ever virtual art gallery. There are so many beautiful pieces to cherish. Please join us on June 5th, at 4pm for our very special Virtual Volunteer Celebration Assembly.
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Would you like to learn more about the amazing WISH TK-12 programs? Visit our brand new virtual tours site for special presentations and information on how to apply www.visitWISH.org
Each February WISH joins the nation in celebrating Black History Month, highlighting the accomplishments and contributions that African Americans have made to the scientific, legal, education, athletic, art, music, and social justice fabric of our country – something we do year-round but shine a brighter spotlight in February. Look for additional details of our featured event for the month, a panel of WISH educators and parents on Wednesday, February 17, on “The Lived Experience of Black Leaders at WISH."
Please read a note from Executive Director Dr. Shawna Draxton regarding our commitment to social justice through inclusion and diversity, as well as new resources for the community from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. We will continue to develop meaningful ways to use our voices and resources to fight injustice.
Please click for access to all of the COVID-19 Communication messages sent to WISH stakeholders thus far.
Please click the heading to view a video of the assembly in its entirety honoring Jaymes Bellous from the Westchester Townhouse for his contributions to the community.
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all WISH classes will be held virtually. Please see communication from your principals for more details.
During school closures the California Department of Social Services will be issuing additional food benefits to families who participate in the National School Lunch Program. Families who are approved via Direct Certification, are part of the CAL-FRESH program, receive Medi-Cal benefits or benefits associated with Foster-Care or Homeless Programs will automatically receive these cards between May 8th and May 22nd. Families who provided WISH with paper applications at any time prior to March 2020 and were approved for the FRLP benefit will need to complete an online application. This application will be available on May 22nd and must be completed prior to June 30th to be eligible to receive funds.
The WISH 2020 auction is now open for bidding. All proceeds support the incredible WISH public school educational model.