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Redwood City Chamber Recognizes Stanford's Educational Efforts

January 26, 2016
In the Media
Kate Chesley
Image courtesy of Stanford News.

Stanford will be recognized with the Golden Apple Award from the Redwood City Chamber during an awards banquet on Jan. 29.

Stanford was nominated for the award by the Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) in recognition of contributions that enable the foundation to fund new and innovative educational programs for students enrolled in the Redwood City School District.

This is the second award Stanford has received for its support of RCEF. In March, the foundation presented the university with its Investor Award in recognition of the university’s pledge of $250,000 over the next five years.

The support for the foundation is just one of many contributions Stanford is making—and partnerships it has formed—to improve education in Redwood City, according to Lucy Wicks, director of community relations. For instance:

• Redwood City teachers were among the educators Stanford Earth recently hosted for a week long workshop to better teach the Earth sciences.
• The Graduate School of Business has sponsored a series of executive business programs in Redwood City over the past year.
• The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, part of the Graduate School of Education, collaborates with the Redwood City and North Fair Oaks Prevention Partnership. The program aims to foster a community environment that supports people to make healthy choices in their day-to-day lives.

Stanford has been working to enhance its collaborative partnerships and community programs in Redwood City as it works to build a new campus and become a stronger member of the community.

“Redwood City is a wonderful community,” Wicks said. “We’re proud to be part of the city’s future, and we deeply appreciate this honor.”