The ACE Network
We lease our assigned Federal Communications Commission licensed radio educational spectrum to T-Mobile who uses it to deliver their services throughout the Bay Area.
These lease fees are used to support a variety of ACE Learning Centers that go beyond the standard curriculum taught in schools supporting many low-income and immigrant families. Going beyond meaning providing English classes for parents and high school students, improving math skills to graduate high school and enter college, providing community-based internship programs, helping students earn access to college and supporting them through their first year and intensive training in radio journalism. And so much more.
Check out the ACE Learning Centers and be impressed with the work they do for students, parents and the community.
ALPHA PARENT LEARNING CENTER / ACE LEARNING CENTER
OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL / ACE LEARNING CENTER
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL / ACE LEARNING CENTER
KALW AUDIO ACADEMY / ACE LEARNING CENTER
Alpha Parent Learning Center / ACE Learning Center
Located at: Cindy Avitia High School, Parent Learning Center, Room 4A, 1881 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122
The Alpha Parent Center provides families in our community access to resources to live a healthy, stable, and secure life, and provide opportunities for families to get involved in their scholars’ education and in their communities. Classes include English proficiency for Latino and Vietnamese parents; computer classes; high school classes for parents who want to earn their high school degree; instant translation; family therapy; cultural engagement opportunities; how-to classes and guidance regarding the college admission process and student success. Family resources are also available including immigration, housing, mental health, domestic violence and more. Alpha Parent Center Facebook and phone app resources provide access to check on events, student grades, housing, jobs, low-cost family counseling, free medical resources, etc. The Alpha Parent Center also acts as a coordinating organization for Second Harvest Food Bank that provides fresh food to the Alpha Schools community.
Oakland International High School / ACE Learning Center
Located at: 4521 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94609
ACE Learning Center: www.oaklandinternational.org/adult-education
Oakland International High School (OIHS) is dedicated to helping support recently arrived immigrants and their families academically, socially, and emotionally. Many students have severe interruptions in their formal educations because of war, poverty, or ethnic conflict in their home countries and, as a result, are far behind grade level in almost every subject. Continuing education is a real need for them and their families.
At the ACE Learning Center, students and families are supported in their acquisition of English language and technology skills, plus success as they move to college and/or careers. These include Peralta Community College classes offered at the OIHS campus; community-based internship programs, including KDOL-TV; and Refugee Transitions classes that help parents with English, technology, gardening and cooking.
San Francisco International High School / ACE Learning Center
Located at: 655 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA 94107
ACE Learning Center: sfihs-sfusd.com/ace-learning-center.html
San Francisco International High School is dedicated to helping support recently arrived immigrants academically, socially, and emotionally. The ACE Learning Center programs continue past work with both Acceleration and Span programs, plus a new flexible-schedule continuation education program for students across San Francisco whose work and family schedules make it difficult to attend school regularly.
Acceleration is an intervention and prevention program that provides access to rigorous college-prep curriculum by giving students the reading supports they need. The college retention program is Span. It helps recent graduates through their first year of college with advocacy, administrative and cultural challenges faced by newcomer immigrants. Through peer-to-peer, group and individual advice, Span promotes college retention and academic success. ACE supports Span Fellows and Span Scholars who mentor younger students.
The flexible-schedule continuing education high school is the only program in the San Francisco Unified School District that utilizes independent study, online learning, case management and small group advising to support English language learners who cannot attend high school during regular hours. Students who have to work or take care of family members now have an opportunity to earn a diploma.
KALW Audio Academy / ACE Learning Center
Located at: 500 Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
ACE Learning Center Audio Academy: ace4education.org/ace-learning-center/
ACE partners with local San Francisco public radio station KALW 91.7 FM to offer a distinctive continuing education opportunity – KALW Audio Academy. It has grown to be a role model for journalism training in the industry.
This free, nine-month intensive radio journalism training program leads participants through weekly coursework comprehensively covering all aspects of radio journalism. KALW staff and other notable media producers lead workshops on researching, reporting, interviewing, writing, voicing and sound design. Trainees learn to produce and create original feature stories and themed programs for broadcast on the award-winning nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents.
Graduates have succeeded in having their stories air on popular National Public Radio shows and other outlets, along with taking jobs and leadership positions in the industry where they create and tell audio stories. Many have been nominated for and/or won industry awards, while one graduate was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award in Short Subject Documentary.