The Ahlsten Foundation’s board members and staff enjoyed dressing up and attending the Faith Network Gala 2018 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, CA. We joined other supporters, volunteers and students in celebrating the progress of the children and youth in raising their reading and math proficiency, thanks to the amazing work of Faith Network.
The evening included dinner, drinks, live music, live auction, “Fund-a-Need” challenge, and inspiring stories. Guest speaker and author, Bronwyn Harris, shared her experience as a teacher in East Oakland, as written in her book Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom.
A highlight for us was the presentation of our annual Eddie Ashley Scholarships to five students from Faith Network’s CareerBridge program!