This year, as another summer winds to a close and parents begin to prepare for a new school year, our community needs to think about more than new school clothes and supplies. We need to think about providing a bulwark against continuing budget cuts from Sacramento. The Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) is working to provide just such a defense, and urges everyone in our community to join them in supporting the students in our Culver City schools.
Arguably one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse school districts in Los Angeles County, the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) serves as a haven of high achievement for students from all backgrounds. By virtually every quantifiable measure, our schools are raising the bar in academics, the arts and athletics. Even in this economy, our schools are managing to provide a bounty of after school programs for our kids. CCEF has been an important part of these success stories.
For over 30 years, CCEF has been providing funding to our district’s schools— in fact it is the only organization that works to support all of our kids at every one of our schools.
Last year, in the face of still more budget cuts from Sacramento, CCEF launched an ambitious annual fundraising campaign for our kids and our schools. It’s called All For 1.
Last year’s All For 1 campaign has already funded $75,000 worth of technology upgrades and academic software at each of our k-12 schools, recorders for every third grade class in the district, musical instruments for CCMS and CCHS, the college readiness program AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and so much more.
This year’s All For 1 campaign is just beginning. To build upon last year’s success CCEF is asking our entire Culver City community to join together for our kids. Parents and relatives of current students, homeowners who understand that great schools mean high property values, and businesses eager for a productive , well-educated workforce all have important roles to play. A small contribution from each household or business— even as little as $30, $20 or $10 a month— would provide truly transformative funding for our schools.
To make a one-time donation or to set up monthly payments, please visit CCEF’s website at ccef90230.org/donate and follow the instructions. Then sit back and watch the difference your money will make in the lives of students right here in Culver City.