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– Barack Obama

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About EPAK

The East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) is focused on narrowing the equality gap in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto schools by providing microgrants directly to teachers.

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EPAK’s Focus

Quality education is one of the best investments we can make. 

We trust the experts to know what to do…that’s why we invest in teachers. By providing grants directly to teachers, we’re helping them improve the educational experience of their students.

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EPAK Results

In 2020-2021 we awarded nearly $430,000 in grants.

EPAK funded almost 500 separate teacher-directed projects across 13 schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Many of these grants were for distance learning (47.5%) and/or special needs students (16.6%).


The top three project areas funded by our pre-pandemic grants were:

37%


Literacy Initiatives

25%


Science Projects

12%


Special Needs Students

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EPAK Highlights

EPAK’s
difference

Support
teachers

Geography
is not destiny

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Our teachers in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto are busily applying for grants with optimism for a near normal school year.

We trust our teachers to know what students need: science kits, reading books, field trip support, art supplies, and more.

Please support our fall grants
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2 weeks ago
Our teachers in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto are busily applying for grants with optimism for a near normal school year.We trust our teachers to know what students need: science kits, reading books, field trip support, art supplies, and more.Please support our fall grants
https://epak.org/donate/

It’s that time of year again!! September 15th marks the end of the first official grant cycle of this year. EPAK knows these amazing teachers know what’s best and needed for the wonderful students in their class.

Teachers, take 15 minutes and apply for your grant today!
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4 weeks ago
It’s that time of year again!! September 15th marks the end of the first official grant cycle of this year. EPAK knows these amazing teachers know what’s best and needed for the wonderful students in their class.Teachers, take 15 minutes and apply for your grant today! https://epak.org/grant-application/

FOG Rally is back & EPAK is so grateful to be a beneficiary again! Check out fogrally.com to learn more & get involved! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
FOG Rally is back & EPAK is so grateful to be a beneficiary again! Check out fogrally.com to learn more & get involved!

Welcome back to school everyone and thank you, donors, for supporting our amazing students! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Welcome back to school everyone and thank you, donors, for supporting our amazing students!

The 2022-23 school year begins this month. EPAK direct teacher grants will be there to narrow the equity gap.

Donate now at epak.org/donate. Thank you for all your support! ❤️🧑‍🏫
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2 months ago
The 2022-23 school year begins this month. EPAK direct teacher grants will be there to narrow the equity gap.Donate now at epak.org/donate. Thank you for all your support! ❤️🧑‍🏫

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3 months ago
Thank you all our EPAK supporters and hope everyone takes time to celebrate in any way that is meaningful to you!