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Tzu Chi USA - Northwest created the Happy Campus Program in 2006 with volunteers helping schools in Bayview-Hunters Point, including Malcolm X Academy. Tzu Chi donates backpacks and uniforms at the MAGIC Back-to-School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway. Local university and high school students volunteer through the program as tutors. At Malcolm X, Tzu Chi teaches students Mandarin and introduces Chinese culture, including taking students on field trips to historic Chinatown in San Francisco. Volunteers also encourage students to pursue higher education.
“Our students are learning a great language. They also connect with their peers during that time and all those aspects build upon their life skills.” — Kevin Wilson, Malcolm X Academy After-School Program Coordinator
Education Outside advances science education and environmental literacy by teaching students outdoors. The group's mission is a future where all children — regardless of race, class, or geography — have positive early experiences practicing science and connecting to nature.
The program sparks children's interest in science and connects them to nature through hands-on learning in school gardens. With Education Outside, our students grow to be scientifically and environmentally literate, and equipped to tackle today's pressing environmental challenges.
SFUSD Visual and Performing Arts
Elementary Arts Program (grades K-5)
Through the program, Artists-in-Residence hold workshops and performance residencies at Malcolm X to teach students in grades K-5 during the regular academic year.
Instrumental Music Program (grades 4-5)
All SFUSD elementary schools experience music lessons including instruction on violin, flute, trumpet, and clarinet once a week. Students are taken out of regular class for group lessons. Students can rent or purchase an instrument for the program. (A limited number of instruments are available based on financial need.)