The Sister School Program is a district-wide, PTA-sponsored program that began in 1994 as Cross County Books/Clothes. Currently, there are 32 San Ramon Valley Unified District (SRVUSD) schools participating in the program. These schools are partnered with schools located in Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord and Oakland. Each participating school/PTA unit in the SRVUSD has a Sister School Representative coordinating the program.
The Sister School philanthropic program benefits the students of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) by fostering civic responsibility, enhancing community engagement, promoting volunteerism, and by teaching the joy of helping others in need.
This goal is accomplished by partnering each school in the SRVUSD with a partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay. Through collaborative determination of need, schools in the SRVUSD conduct a minimum of two drives and/or fundraisers per year for items that benefit the children of their sister schools.
What's Happening This Year
It's a new school year and Sister School activities are getting underway all over our district. Some examples of events at our school sites: a gently used Halloween costume drive, backpack and School Supply drives, Adopt-a-Family programs. Be sure to check with your school's PTA to find out what is happening on your campus.