Community Partners

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All Students Matter
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All Students Matter supports the students in our local community where the need is the greatest, East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. We work in partnership with the Ravenswood City School District, principals and teachers to meet their goals and match their approaches. Our nearly 200 volunteers support over 60 teachers and their students in all five Ravenswood elementary schools. All Students Matter provides three programs:
● In-Classroom Support – each teacher directs 2-4 trained tutors who volunteer at specified times each week, all school year, to support students in reading, writing or math.
● Literacy Intervention – guided by the school literacy coaches, our trained tutors provide daily structured intervention to improve the literacy skills of selected students.
● Mentoring Book Club – a 12 week program for selected students in each 5th grade classroom designed to foster growth both academically and social-emotionally.
 

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Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
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BGCP's mission is to provide the low-income youth of our community with the opportunities they need to achieve school success.  Their vision is that all young people, if they work hard, can live fulfilling lives with a good education, a fair paying job, decent house, and the ability to raise a family.  They want kids' futures to depend upon their own actions and less upon the circumstances into which they were born.
 
This year, during Distance Learning, they are offering two programs to support learners -- CREWS and Learning Hubs.  For more information and to sign up, click on the link below.
 
 

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East Palo Alto Kids Foundation
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EPAK is focused on narrowing the equality gap in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto schools by providing microgrants directly to teachers.  As a community-based organization that gives grants directly to teachers, EPAK seeks to ensure that through education, children are able to rise above their economic circumstances.
 
 

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The People's Music School
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The People's Music School envisions a society where all children have access to the unique social, emotional, intellectual benefits achieved through musical excellence.  We believe music is transformative and empowers the lives of youth, families and communities.  Their mission is to deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition free music education.
 
This school year, People's Music School is partnering with Costaño to ensure that all children receive a quality music program by offering high quality-professional development to our music department.
 
Click here to learn more about The People's Music School:  https://peoplesmusicschool.org/who-we-are/mission-vision-values/ 
 

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Ravenswood Education Foundation
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All children deserve the best possible education. The four elementary schools and one middle school in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park that comprise the Ravenswood City School District are filled with students with big dreams. Yet they also face underfunding, low teacher salaries and retention, and overwhelming socioeconomic challenges. These issues lead to school performance that lags that of neighboring school districts, resulting in an uneven playing field at the start of high school and a community that under-leverages some of our best talent.

REF's approach to these challenges is to work with the visionary and talented leaders in Ravenswood and create a community where teachers are supported, students are inspired, and the trajectory of lives is changed forever.

Hundreds of dedicated volunteers, strong community and corporate partners, and a growing body of individuals and family donors are committed to the idea that together, we can achieve excellence in ALL our local schools.