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K2C Art, Poetry and Video Contest Celebration for Participants & City-wide Honorees
Join Kindergarten to College (K2C) in a virtual celebration for SFUSD students who participated in K2C's art, poetry and video contests.

This ceremony will feature entries from selected students who best embody the theme "I am the Future" and K2C goals including saving for college.

San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros will also be giving special recognition to selected city-wide honorees, who have been awarded additional scholarships to their K2C account.

Principals, educators, students, families and community members are welcome to join in this fun and engaging event, with a special poetry reading by Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco Poet Laureate.

If you are in need of translation services or accommodations to participate fully in this event, please include this in the questions and comments when registering, or contact us by emailing k2c@sfgov.org

Visit K2CSF.org to learn more about the program.

Apr 29, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

José Cisneros
San Francisco Treasurer @City & County of San Francisco
José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco. As Treasurer, he serves as the City’s banker and Chief Investment Officer, managing all tax and revenue collection for San Francisco. Appointed in 2004, and first elected in 2005, Cisneros has used his experience in the tech and banking industries to enhance and modernize taxpayer systems and successfully manage the City’s portfolio through a major recession. Treasurer Cisneros believes that his role of safeguarding the City’s money extends to all San Francisco residents, and continues to expand his role as a financial educator and advocate for low-income San Franciscans through award-winning programs like Kindergarten to College, Bank On San Francisco and the Financial Justice Project. Cisneros served as Vice Chair on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, and is currently Co-Chair of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition.
Tongo Eisen-Martin
San Francisco Poet Laureate
Tongo Eisen-Martin was named San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, the eighth artist in City history to hold the title. Eisen-Martin is a poet and the founder of Black Freighter Press. His book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights, Pocket Poet series), received a 2018 American Book Award, the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry, and was short-listed for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Born and raised in San Francisco, Eisen-Martin spent his childhood at the Western Addition Cultural Center, now the African American Arts and Culture Complex. In his vision for Poet Laureate, Tongo writes of organizing poetry circles in the Tenderloin, Bayview-Hunters Point and Sunnydale and recruiting and nurturing artists from San Francisco’s marginalized communities.