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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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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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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:
EPAK honors all of our Asian American Pacific Islander students and their families this special AAPI heritage month. ... See MoreSee Less
East Palo Alto Kids salutes our students, educators, and supporters as the school year enters its final weeks. This current school year EPAK granted 416 Teacher grants and 91 New Teacher Grants, totaling over $335k. After a pandemic pause, EPAK Day ‘23 took place at Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park recently. “What an inspiration it was to be guided by fifth-grade children to see how teachers utilize their twice-a-year grants, helping their classroom children to be the very best that they can be.” — Karen Ross, EPAK Board Member and organizer of EPAK Day. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! EPAK applauds our dedicated teachers in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto! ... See MoreSee Less
Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching us soon! What do you appreciate most about educators? ... See MoreSee Less
EPAK DAY 2023, Save the date!
Friends of EPAK come join us and see EPAK in action!
Tuesday April 25th 9.00am - 10.30am
at Belle Haven Elementary School
415 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that women make up 75% of educators? This month we honor all women and a special thank you from EPAK to those educating our youngest learners!
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