San Ramon PTA Sister School Program Connects School Communities

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The San Ramon Valley Council (SRVC) of PTA aims to achieve several goals, such as laying the groundwork for inclusion, equity, diversity, and belonging. To achieve this goal, the SRVC PTA participates in the Sister School Program.

Sister School Program establishes partnerships between schools in affluent and middle-income areas and schools in underserved communities in the East Bay (Richmond, San Pablo, Pittsburg, Oakland, Concord, and Antioch). The program teaches children civic responsibility, volunteerism, and community engagement, and they benefit from the fulfillment of helping others.

Each PTA organization has a participating PTA member who acts as an ambassador to the Sister School Program. The ambassador organizes the activities at their school.

Established in 1994, the program started as “The Cross County Partner School Program,” which donated books and clothes to underserved communities. It has evolved to a district-wide one where participating schools hold at least two fundraisers or drives yearly to help their sister schools.