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2012-13 School Year

November 17th, 2013

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy  This year the Friends of Harvey Milk generously supported Camp Mosaic and donated nearly $10,000 to support science in the school. Bryant Elementary School The Friends of Harvey Milk is happy to support Bryant Elementary School with $5000 to support outdoor education field trips and visual and performing arts. James Lick… Read More »

2011-12 Projects Funded

October 4th, 2012

For the 2011-12 school year, Friends of Harvey Milk funded (FoHM) some programs at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA). We’re grateful to all of our donors for their help and generosity! (1) The before and after school programs at HMCRA were funded by government grants as well as monthly donations from parents, keeping the programs available… Read More »

Raising “Milk Money” for HMCRA

May 23rd, 2012

On Harvey Milk Day 2012 (May 22) we had a special screening of the movie Milk at the Castro Theatre, with our very own Ivy Drip hostessing the event, and speakers Frank Robinson (Harvey Milk’s speechwriter), Scott Wiener (our district supervisor), Dustin Lance Black (Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk), and Cleve Jones (activist, friend of Harvey… Read More »

Screening of MILK with Cleve Jones and Dustin Lance Black on Harvey Milk Day

February 28th, 2012
Milk Movie poster for May 22, 2012 showing at Castro Theatre

Come Out and Celebrate Harvey Milk Day! Buy Tickets Online! A special screening of the movie MILK (starring Sean Penn and Josh Brolin) at the Castro Theatre on Harvey Milk Day 2012 (Tuesday May 22) with guest speakers Cleve Jones and Dustin Lance Black. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Doors open at 6:00pm Program starts… Read More »

Before/After School Program 2011-2012

August 29th, 2011
Back to School Picnic 2011

Our before and after school program (also known as “Milk and Cookies”) started on the first day of school this year (August 15). Like last year, most of the children in the school signed up for the program. Children are now signing up for sports programs, in afterschool, in the fall. Soon they will be… Read More »

Harvey Milk Day 2011 T-Shirts

May 18th, 2011

Two new t-shirt designs for Harvey Milk Day 2011 are now available for sale in our Zazzle store for $20-30 each. They will also be available for sale on May 21, 2011 in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco during our Harvey Milk Day 2011 events in front of and at the school, and at… Read More »

Harvey Milk Day, May 21, Music Food Fun!

May 12th, 2011
Harvey Milk Day 2011, May 21, 2011, 10am-8pm, Music, Food, Family Fun!

On Saturday, May 21, we are celebrating Harvey Milk Day 2011 and invite you to join us at our school, 4235 19th St between Collingwood and Diamond, in San Francisco. 10am-Noon Hotcakes for Harvey (join us for brunch of pancakes, fruit, bacon, eggs! $10) in the school cafeteria 11am-5pm 19th Street between Collingwood and Diamond… Read More »

Harvey Milk Story by Kari Krakow

April 25th, 2011

Kari Krakow, author of The Harvey Milk Story (an illustrated book for children), stopped by our school on Friday, April 23 to deliver copies of her book.  Friends of Harvey Milk will be selling the book at our Harvey Milk Day events in San Francisco on Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Our school is at 4235… Read More »

Spring “Milk Money” Campaign

April 10th, 2011

The Bay Area Reporter reported on our spring fundraiser, for Harvey Milk Day, on March 31, 2011: “The student body is getting bigger but the resources necessary are not. In terms of resources to support the dynamical types of students we serve, absolutely not,” said the school’s principal, Christina Velasco. With the school’s parent population… Read More »

Milk Money Fundraising Campaign 2011

March 31st, 2011
Ms. Shawn, Coach Glen and Ms. Navarro

You helped us save 3 of our Educators last year. Please help us keep them. This year the state has cut our budget again and we face losing more of our educators and staff — even the ones you’ve already helped save! As a result of devastating budget cuts across public schools in San Francisco, we… Read More »