Direct Support to High-Potential Schools

Public schools across West Contra Costa should be safe environments with high academic expectations and outcomes for students. We extend grants to both district schools and not-for-profit charter schools that have potential to be exceptional. In 2015 and 2016, our Foundation provided funds to three in five West Contra Costa public schools.

A few of the schools that receive Chamberlin Family Foundation funds include:

Leadership Public Schools: Richmond

Leadership Public Schools: Richmond, a free, open-enrollment charter high school, has high expectations for each student’s personal character and academic gains. The principal felt that the needs of English Language Learner students weren’t being met, and used a Foundation grant to close the gap. LPS: Richmond firmly believes that “better is possible,” and has a goal to send 100% of its students to and through college.

Montalvin Manor Elementary School
& Richmond College Prep

The talented, visionary principals of Montalvin Manor and Richmond College Prep knew they could soar to new heights by working with a leadership coach who brings deep expertise and experience running a high performing school. The Chamberlin Family Foundation recruited and funds an exemplary former principal with experience leading an outstanding elementary school to provide regular, one-on-one coaching during the 2017-18 school year.

School Campuses

Through a sister not-for-profit, the Chamberlins have supported the construction of school buildings in West Contra Costa. In response to great local demand, Summit Public Schools and Aspire Public Schools are now serving more than 1,000 students on these campuses. Both schools are demonstrating the ability to innovate and prove that kids can achieve at much higher levels.