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East Palo Alto Kids Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

P.O. Box 50542Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

As a community-based non-profit organization, the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation's ("EPAK") mission is to promote educational opportunities and academic success for East Palo Alto children by providing micro grants to teachers and schools.

Description

EPAK is an all-volunteer organization which provides micro grants of up to $600 twice a year to classroom teachers of children in East Palo Alto, CA. EPAK also works with partners of volunteers and foundations to enact projects that significantly impact the learning environment grade-wide or benefitting an entire school. In doing so EPAK is able to get funds in use in the classroom in the most direct and immediate way possible. Additional Facts: * Serves approximately 4,500 students from 13 schools in EPA. * Supports quality educational experiences through a variety of grants for literacy, science learning materials, math enrichment, musical instruments, computer-building components, field trips, physical education, and more. * Awards grants to teachers through a selective application process. All classroom teachers in Ravenswood district and charter schools are eligible to apply. * Is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, comprising retired and active Ravenswood teachers, administrators and members of the broad Silicon Valley community dedicated to providing quality education for all students. * Addresses the serious educational funding gap that compromises our students' education, and its efforts have direct, tangible, and immediate impact.

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