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GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS

The Huckleberry Wellness Academy-Marin celebrated its class of 2019 at Falkirk Cultural Center on June 18.  These first-generation college students completed over 300 hours of programming at Huckleberry, collectively volunteered over 1,600 hours at different internship placements in the community, received a total of 82 acceptances to CSU/UC/Private colleges and universities and went on more than 20 college visits. They’re off to Santa Rosa Junior College, College of Marin, CSU Chico, San Jose State University, Sacramento State University, CSU Channel Islands, CSU East Bay, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. For more information on Huckleberry Youth Programs, please visit huckleberryyouth.org-Photo courtesy of Huckleberry Youth Programs

The Sausalito Woman’s Club presented $65,000 in educational scholarships to 32 high school graduates and college students from Sausalito and Marin City on June 2 at a ceremony and reception held at the Sausalito Woman’s Club. The 2018-2019 scholarships recipients were (above, left to right)  Karli Cowman, Stephen Bordes, Adam Larrimore, Cian Murphy-Quinn, Thomas Dawson, Emma Spike-Neaman, JayJuan  Radford, Malachia Hoover, Aissatou Fall, Yanaiya Sa’Aadat, Leilani Harris, Kali Gibbs, Jenny Walker, Wes Porter and Nolwenn Menard. Not pictured: James Ash, Mark Ash, Brianna Banks-McLean, Roman Bergeron, Rachel Bordes, Rocky Brown, Early Cobb, Birgitta Danielson, Alex DeLeon, Sarah Leider, Talia Leider, Safirah Majid, Misbah Mamoon, Ayana Morgan-Woodward, Jessica Rassmussen, Kasandra Scourbys, Ryan Turner.   -Photo by Beth Dilego

The North Bay Construction Corps class of Marin held a graduation on June 22 in San Rafael. The North Bay Construction Corps provided 23 Marin County high school seniors with a free 15 week intensive construction trades education program sponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation. During the program, students, pictured above, became proficient with basic tools, measurements, construction safety protocols, and received an overview of different building trades such as electrical, welding, concrete mixing, carpentry, roofing and heavy equipment operation. Students received work experience college credit from the College of Marin. This program was led by the Marin Builders Association in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education and the Career Technical Education Foundation of Sonoma County and was hosted at Terra Linda High School in San Rafael.  -Photo courtesy of the Marin Builders Association

YWCA SF-Marin Fifty+ program received a $3,000 check from Macy’s Corte Madera on June 26. Macy’s hosted YWCA Fifty+ women from the program for demonstrations on how to put together looks and apply make-up appropriate for interviews and workforce. Wardrobe styling was also offered to the women to help them get ready for job interviews.  -Photo by Justine Jordan/Macy’s

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