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Nothing is more important than a good teacher.
– Barack Obama

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WHAT’S NEW

Increased grant amounts and a special round of funding are helping teachers to meet the challenges of teaching remotely during the pandemic.

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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 2018-2019 we awarded $225,000 in grants.

EPAK funded 400 separate teacher-directed projects across 13 schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto


The top three project areas funded by our 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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From all of us at EPAK, may tomorrow find you all happy and healthy. ❤️

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2 days ago

From all of us at EPAK, may tomorrow find you all happy and healthy. ❤️

To donate to teachers: https://epak.org/donate/

EPAK awarded over $350,000 in grants to East Palo Alto and Menlo Park teachers since the pandemic began. Teachers shared that the grants have provided "tremendous joy" to students as well as key supplemental learning.

"EPAK has given our students access to scientific experiences within their homes, which would not have been possible without the grants. Because of EPAK's dedication to our community, KEHS students have experienced the magic of hands-on scientific learning, even under extraordinary circumstances."
- Rachel Sabol, Pre-AP Biology Teacher

Thank you, donors, for helping make this possible!
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2 weeks ago

EPAK awarded over $350,000 in grants to East Palo Alto and Menlo Park teachers since the pandemic began. Teachers shared that the grants have provided tremendous joy to students as well as key supplemental learning.

EPAK has given our students access to scientific experiences within their homes, which would not have been possible without the grants. Because of EPAKs dedication to our community, KEHS students have experienced the magic of hands-on scientific learning, even under extraordinary circumstances. 
- Rachel Sabol, Pre-AP Biology Teacher

Thank you, donors, for helping make this possible!

Happy Halloween from everyone at EPAK! Want to “treat” without the ”trick”? Consider donating to a teachers' needs for Halloween...if you dare! Donate here: ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Happy Halloween from everyone at EPAK!  Want to “treat” without the ”trick”?  Consider donating to a teachers needs for Halloween...if you dare!   Donate here: https://epak.org/donate/