Math Program started in
2007 to provide low income students in Fremont, California access
to math programs that will allow students to excel. her yearly
donation funds will be used to work with
School District, California
to develop a way in which students can succeed in passing Algebra.
This is especially timely since the state of California is
initiating that students take and pass Algebra in the 8th grade.
The design of the materials will be put on our website for all to
use. This fund also helps us to use some of the materials we
designed with two other grants:
In 2007 we worked with Brier
to develop afterschool hands-on math program. In 2008 with the new
standards coming in place we discussed different ways in which we could help
students. We contacted Dr. Milt Werner, Superintendent (now
retired): Dr. Tess
Melendez, Director of Elementary Education (now retired); and Dr. Dennis Brown
(now retired), Director
of Secondary Education and they recommended working in the sixth grade low
income schools and to aid 7 and 8th grade students in math tutoring.
In 2009-10 the program will focus on
adding classes, increase teacher training, and collecting data on whether the
program increases comprehension and test score. Parvin Ahmadi (now
Superintendent in Pleasanton, California) helped us to understand the
significance of the increased test scores.
In 2011-12 we continued the program under Superintendent
Dr. Jim Morris. We added a new essay competition to see if
the classes that we were providing helped students with their attitude
about math. Many of the essays revealed that the students were more
aware of math all around them, and many now understood a little better why
it is so important to their academic and personal lives.
Presently there are 6 schools that are participating in the program
We have continued the format of the program and have included a
Reception where winners of the Essay contest get their prizes and
meet Dana Raimondi and Dr. Morris. The event is for families
and at the Children's Natural History Museum.
Winners of the essay contest can be seen online from
2012, 2014 2015,
A resident of
Fremont since 1968, Dana Raimondi has been involved with the
community her entire life. In her long professional career, she
dedicated herself to patient care as a Radiological Technologist at
Kaiser Hayward for 29 years.
Dana has been involved with many philanthropic activities throughout
her life including Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. Dana has
established the Richard Raimondi Memorial Fund to address direct
patient needs not covered by insurance. She also funds a fully
endowed scholarship for Woman’s Softball at the University of
Nebraska at Lincoln. Locally, Dana funded the renovation of
Irvington High School's softball field in Fremont in her husband
Dana has two
daughters that were educated in the Fremont school district. She
feels strongly about supporting the youth in the community and
providing opportunities for them to become healthy, successful and
Jarvis Sulcer, Joyce Blueford
and Dana Raimondi (left to right)