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  • 2010 - 04.14

    Welcome to the James Morehouse Project Website. The James Morehouse Project (JMP) works to create positive changes in the El Cerrito High School community through health services, counseling, academic support, and the arts. The James Morehouse Project has three main types of program areas:

    • Medical Services—Basic medical services (sports physicals, vaccinations, TB tests), and reproductive health care (birth control and screening for STI’s & pregnancy) provided by Contra Costa  County Health Services.
    • Counseling & Youth Development—Drop-in support, individual counseling, peer conflict mediation, and supportive youth development groups provided by the James Morehouse Project staff and interns, and partners from a range of community agencies.
    • College Advising—Support with: SAT preparation, personal statments, college applications, FAFSA, financial aid and scholarship counseling.


    From its formation in 1999 until January 2010, the James Morehouse Project was known as theECHS Community Project. We took James Morehouse’s name to honor his 35 years of service to the El Cerrito High School community. Mr. Morehouse loved, mentored and inspired two generations of staff and students (from 1968-2003) and in taking on his name, we commit to carrying on his legacy of love, respect and service for generations to come.

    The JMP is open 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. For more information about specific programs and services, please call (510) 524-8252, or stop by ECHS, Room A-210.

    How to get involved or access services:

    Youth can connect with all of our services and programs directly by dropping by the James Morehouse Project, at ECHS – Room A210, or friends, teachers, parents and others can refer students by filling out our orange “Resource Request” form available at the James Morehouse Project, the ECHS Counselors’ Offices, Student Services, or the ECHS Main Office.