Julie Wright Changemaker Award
Honoring courageous, equity-focused education advocates driving change in West Contra Costa
About the JWCA
The Julie Wright Changemaker Award honors courageous, equity-focused education advocates working to improve student success in West Contra Costa public schools. Launched in 2022, the award celebrates the life and legacy of Julie Wright, who served as Executive Director of the Chamberlin Family Foundation from 2012 to 2018, and passed away in 2020.
Through this award, the Chamberlin Education Foundation recognizes those who embody Julie’s unwavering pursuit of education equity and access to high-quality public schools in West Contra Costa. Each JWCA honoree receives a monetary award of $5,000, as well as $10,000 to grant to local, youth-serving nonprofit organizations.
Previous JWCA Honorees
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The 2024 Selection Panel
A community panel of West Contra Costa education experts, advocates, and youth allies selects the Julie Wright Changemaker Award honorees. The 2024 panel included all four previous JWCA recipents.
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