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EORO HISTORY

Since 1997, EORO has offered artistic and educational opportunities inside juvenile detention facilities, pre-release and post-release planning, organized community participation in the juvenile justice system, and promoted collaboration among the system's various components. 

1997
: EORO Founded to explore the use of theater arts as an intervention strategy for youth at-risk of spending their adult lives in prison

1998: First Playwriting Program Show on May 1st at College of San Mateo

1999: Received the National Council on Crime and Delinquency's New Community Award for our efforts to reduce crime in our community. 

2002: Launched an after-school GED tutoring program at Youth Service Center in San Mateo called ADAPT:A Dream and a Plan for Tomorrow


2004: Launched ADAPT's Post-Release Services program at Youth Service Center through a partnership with the JobTrain (formerly known as OICW) in East Menlo Park to provide post-release services for ADAPT participants departing the facility. 

2005: Launched ADAPT GED tutoring program in San Francisco's Juvenile Justice Center without State GED testing available. 

2006: Secured contracts with two San Francisco governmental agencies totaling $230,000. 

2006: 
The National Endowment for the Arts recognized EORO's Playwriting Workshop as one of the Nation's outstanding arts education programs serving incarcerated youth

2007: Expanded programming to four (4) new facilities: Camp Kemp for Girls, Camp Glenwood for Boys, San Mateo County Adolescent Services Foster Youth program, and Log Cabin Ranch for Boys in San Francisco County.

2007: Recognized as one of 36 extraordinary Bay Area organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by The San Francisco Foundation

2008: Authored and supported the passing of Bill AB 622, sponsored by Assemblyman Gene Mullin lowering the GED testing age for institutionalized youth.
 
2008: Secures State GED testing at the Juvenile JusticeCenter in San Francisco. Testing has not been available inside this facility for over a decade.
 
2008: Launched Healthy Choices Program for Girls at the Youth Service Center, San Mateo County

2009: Launched KIS: Keeping it Safe HIV/STD Program for Boys in Camp Glenwood, San Mateo County.

2010: Expanded KIS: Keeping it Safe Program to two long terms youth camps, Santa Clara County.


2010:
 The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, nationally recognized EORO as one of 50 semi-finalists out of 459 nationwide nominations
for the 2010 Coming Up Taller Award.

2010: Launched unique collaborative with Success Center of San Francisco  to provide inside-out mentor based GED attainment programming for youth in San Francisco.
 
2011: Success Center of San Francisco and Each One Reach One inside out collaborative programming received the Outstanding Workforce Partnership Award from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.