The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is proud to encourage teacher innovation through the GoTeach! Classroom Grant program that partners with community businesses, foundations and organizations to provide direct-to-classroom funding for teacher-inspired projects to prepare our future leaders to prosper at every grade level.
In the 2020-2021 school year, over 15,000 students and 55 schools were impacted through 73 grants with more than $112,000 in funding awarded. Teachers reported over 77% of participating students demonstrated academic improvement and learning gains as a result of this program. TEACHERS APPLY TODAY and submit your innovative idea for the 2021-2022 grant cycle!
Special thanks go to The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, UnitedHealthcare, PNC Bank, HBK CPAs and Consultants, SRG Technology, Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation LexisNexis Risk Solutions, The Weitz Company, Regions Bank. Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BDO, TD Bank, Pratt & Whitney and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce for their commitment to public education and their generous support of students and teachers through this program during the 2020-2021 school year.
Foundation Board Member Ed Tierney: Semper Fi
“I’ve been on the Education Foundation Board for two years. It has been amazing to witness first-hand the power of business, local government, nonprofits and public education when we work together.”
For 19 years, Ed Tierney has faithfully served our School District. Beginning at Indian Ridge School working exclusively with exceptional students, his passion, dedication, professionalism and yes, his faithfulness soon had him moving up in The School District of Palm Beach County leadership. Learn one of the key elements to Ed Tierney’s success in education and how that shaped his commitment to our students and our community.
Provide 5,000 students with a backpack filled with supplies for the 2021-2022 school year
PALM BEACH COUNTY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS NEED YOU!
When 179,000+ students return to ‘brick & mortar’ learning this fall, what tools and resources will they have to start the new school year off with assurance and optimism? The School District of Palm Beach County is projected to serve 120 Title I designated schools in the 2021-2022 school year. The majority of students in these schools are living at or below the federal poverty line based on their eligibility to participate in the National School Lunch Program. These students lack basic school essentials… a backpack filled with key supplies to start the new school year. You can make a difference and provide a solution. $25 provides one student with a backpack filled with essential school supplies and the confidence to succeed.
Can you help one, ten, one-hundred, or more students start the school year off strong? Participate in this year’s Backpack & School Supply Drive now through August 9th and follow us on social media to watch as the Foundation delivers backpacks to students and schools throughout Palm Beach County that need your help. Together, we will make a difference!
PNC Bank has a strategic focus on improving the quality of life for children and families while bringing economic empowerment to the communities where they live, work, and serve. At PNC, they strongly believe children deserve to “Grow Up Great.”
As the fifth largest bank in the country, it is committed to enhancing public education, with an emphasis on the youngest of learners, and has been a Champion of Education with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County for many years. Together, they share the vision of hope and opportunity that investing in children early prepares students academically for success and as they grow in life to become thriving members of society.
The Digital Inclusion Initiative’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 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.
Introducing the Newest Team EFPBC Staff Member: Dr. Becky Youngman
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County welcomes Part Time Programs & Grants Specialist, Dr. Becky Youngman, EdD to the team! Becky is no stranger to the world of education: She taught French for 20 years at Atlantic High School, worked as Manager at Safe Schools supporting Learning Team Facilitators, as well managed several grants and college readiness programs (AVID, Springboard, Johnson Scholars, SAT school day).
Dr. Youngman served as Curriculum Manager for The School District of Palm Beach County for 12 years overseeing a variety of curricula including: accelerated coursework (AP, IB and AICE), gifted programs, secondary literacy, world languages, the regional Ethics Bowl, and college and career readiness programs (AVID, Johnson Scholars, SAT and ACT). She also taught as an adjunct at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
We are thrilled to have Becky join us in serving the students and teachers in Palm Beach County. Welcome to the team Becky!!
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Education Foundation of PBC
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Boynton Beach, FL 33426