This week, FLY joined an exclusive group of nonprofits honored by California legislators this year for the great work we are doing in our communities.
We were selected as a 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bob Wieckowski of Alameda County. We’d like to thank the Senator for this distinctive honor and for highlighting our work.
This semester, FLY had a unique opportunity to expand the reach of our longest-running program to youth who might otherwise have been excluded from participating.
Our partners at Peninsula High School in Burlingame asked us to work with them to develop a law class in Spanish for the San Mateo Union High School School District’s Bridge Program. The class would serve students who had recently moved to the U.S. and were learning English during their senior year.
A message from FLY’s Board of Directors to extend their solidarity and support in these trying times.
For National Volunteer Month, we are highlighting our very special volunteer, advisor, and beloved elder, Arnold Perkins.
Arnold Perkins is a man that almost needs no introduction in the East Bay. He’s been a teacher, a principal, a counselor, director of the Alameda County Public Health Department, Chair of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Commission, and more. It’s safe to say that Arnold is well-versed in the subject of education and community work. Coming from a family of activists, he was raised with the passion to help others and improve the systems that do not serve us.
Brittney Johnson was hired as FLY’s Policy Fellow in August 2020. With a background in education, a passion for policy work, and an array of experience including interning for the Department of Education in Washington D.C., Brittney has been a great addition to the FLY team.