#YOUREducationFoundation Update with
President & CEO James S. Gavrilos
Giving the Gift of Literacy Campaign
KIDS NEED BOOKS AND HERE'S WHY:
In 2019, 46% of students in Palm Beach County were reading below grade level as measured by their Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)
Access to books is one of the greatest contributors to educational equality. Books have been shown to have a positive relationship with a child's interest in reading, academic and writing performance, and language development.
We know that fostering a love of learning and having access to books is key to improving literacy in Palm Beach County.
Join us and make a difference in our community, one student...one book at a time!
Foundation Board of Director
Lisa Park: Lifeâ€™s Journey is a Cycle!
â€œAs Chair of the Program and Grants Committee, I get a close up view of the grants we are awarding, the programs we are supporting and the inspiration our work provides in helping teachers and students. It is beyond gratifying to see how we are impacting our future workforce in such a positive way, while also making a difference in the lives of our educators.â€
Lisa Park is a member of our Board of Directors and the Chair of the Program and Grants Committee.
Sometimes, lifeâ€™s journey is a cycleâ€¦and we wind up right back where we started! So it is with Senior Program Manager for Wells Fargo at Work- Financial Wellness Programâ€¦.AND Education Foundation Board Member Lisa Park. A member of our Board of Directors for over five years.
We look forward to celebrating the School District of Palm Beach County's amazing school leaders on Thursday, January 28, 2021 where four regional principal finalists, and four regional assistant principal finalists (NEW THIS YEAR) will be recognized. During this special event, the business community and school district leaders and employees will join together virtually to applaud the achievements of each finalist, with one finalist being named as the School District of Palm Beach Countyâ€™s 2020-2021 Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year! Registration opens soon.
Foundation Director Nominated for Hats Off Nonprofit Award
Jennifer Ethridge, Foundation's Director of Programs & Grants, has been recognized for her outstanding work in Palm Beach County's nonprofit sector with the nomination of Hats Off Nonprofit Professional of the Year, presented by Nonprofit's First.
The Fourth Annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards honor Palm Beach County nonprofit organizations, staff and volunteers who are dedicated to the business of doing good in our community.