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Using grant money, program tries to recreate benefits of wealth

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An ambitious program designed to alter the future of thousands of residents of Hayward’s most vulnerable neighborhood has had its official launch after nearly a year of implementation. If it is successful, the program’s reach could spread to other communities across the country. The Hayward Promise Neighborhood is an initiative billed as attempt to break […]

Playworks helps kids make the most of recess

Playworks coach hi-fives school children

  Elementary school teacher Vanessa Cavelli used to dread recess and the drama that could break out on the playground. “You wonder how many fights you’ll have to break up that day,” Cavelli said. She gestured to the large all-blacktop playground where scores of grade school children played games like four square and kickball. “If […]

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