Three Burke's parents and Burke's as a whole were honored at an event hosted by the school's community-service partner, the Richmond District Neighborhood Center.
At Wine on the Westside on October 19, a celebration hosted by Burke's community-service partner Richmond District Neighborhood Center, four familiar faces received honors for their work with the RDNC! First were Burke's parents (from left) Julie Garcia, Yvonne Blaxter, and Elizabeth Sparks '86 for their work with RDNC's Home-Delivered Grocery Program and the weekly Food Pantry. Congratulations to them on the well-deserved recognition.
And then, Head of School Michele Williams spoke about Burke's work with the RDNC and received a surprise Certificate of Recognition from California Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting. The certificate reads:
Recognizing the Katherine Delmar Burke School on the occasion of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center's (RDNC) Wine on the Westside event. Your work educating girls and young women, and commitment to service learning in the Richmond District, are commendable. Congratulations on this notable occasion.
Burke's has been working closely with the RDNC for the last five years — first in conjunction with the P.A. committee Burke's Community Connections (formerly Burke's Gives Back), and additionally as part of Burke's growing service-learning program over the past few years.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.