Gift of Literacy Campaign Impact
In November, the community rallied together and participated in the ‘Gift of Literacy’ campaign in response to the reading achievement gap, where, in 2019, 46% of Palm Beach County students were reading below grade level (as measured by their Florida Standards Assessment). The Education Foundation, along with sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers helped make literacy a community priority so children have access year-roundâ€”at home and at schools to a variety of books to help close the gap.
Your generosity provided:
- 1,926 students with books to expand their imaginations and increase their skills
- 169 teachers with bundles of books to share with their classes
- 11 Palm Beach County schools with resources to close the reaching achievement gap
Special thanks to our Community Partners Roots & Wings and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Volunteer Center for donating and delivering thousands of books to our schools. A shout out goes to the volunteer teams from The Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Skanska for organizing the materials and help distributing during contact-less teacher shops at Red Apple Supplies.
Foundation Board Member Alan Baseman:
Perspective… and a Smile Can Make a
World of Difference
“We are very excited to read our books. We really appreciate the Education Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Volunteer Center for partnering together to make this happen for Royal Palm School. We are extremely grateful!”
~ Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Principal
Foundation Board Member Jim Moore:
Jim Moore, member of the Board of Directors for eight years and currently serves as the Chair of the HR/Compensation Committee.
“When I was given the opportunity to work with the Foundation, I wanted to create more situations where teachers had the resources to take the learning to the next level, especially in the more challenged neighborhoods and schools.
Attend any function or activity of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (or the School District, or numerous other charities for that matter) and you are guaranteed to see one thing: A quiet leader, usually in a bow tie, doing whatever is needed to help our teachers, students and schools. Jim Moore, Board Member, Volunteer, and DJ Extraordinaire has set the standard for community involvement.
Carrier Supports HVAC-R Academy at Royal Palm Beach Community High School to Help Develop the Next Generation of HVAC Professionals
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. and the Palm Beach County Schools Department of Choice & Career Options and Choice and Innovation Division are pleased to announce that Carrier has awarded a 1-year grant in support of Royal Palm Beach Community High Schoolâ€™s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy (HVAC-R). The HVAC-R Academy is a four- year sequence of high school courses combining core academics with specialized training required for journeyman level employment in the HVAC-R industry. The program prepares students for post-secondary success through hands on training, credentialing programs and apprenticeships.
When you see a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, there is a good chance Aerojet Rocketdyne played instrumental with its lift off.
This company, with locations across the nation, including right here in Palm Beach County, is one of the Education Foundation’s Champion of Education that supports launching students into STEM by generously supporting many programs and initiatives.
Birdies for Children
Guess the total number of birdies during the March 15-21 tournament and you can be driving away in a NEW 2021 Honda automobile. Your donation of $20 to guess will support The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Foundation will also receive a 10% match which means your contribution goes further.
Connecting Kids in the Community through Digital Inclusion
The Digital Inclusion Initiativeâ€™s goal is to grant all students, regardless of zip code, access to reliable internet access in their homes. The Initiative is a partnership between local municipalities, Palm Beach County, The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, public and private funders, as well as and The School District of Palm Beach County. This collaboration is creating a WIFI mesh network and providing WIFI extenders to connect more than 25,000 students in need to high-speed internet.
2020 Woman of the Year Honors Two Foundation Education Advocates
Congratulations to Kelly Smallridge who was named the 2020 Woman of the Year by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.
Also honored for her work through the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is Teresa Dabrowski, Chief Engagement Officer.
Our Contact Information
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
505 S Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426