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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 2022-2023 we awarded over $335,000 in grants.

EPAK funded over 500 separate teacher-directed projects across 12 schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Twenty percent of these grants benefited special needs students.


The top three project areas funded by our grants were:

35%


Literacy Initiatives

14%


Art & Music

13%


Science

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EPAK Highlights

EPAK’s
difference

Support
teachers

Geography
is not destiny

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EPAK funds, "First Time on a Farm!"

"Going on the field trip helped our students to understand their environment a little better. Spending time in nature was a real opportunity to help with both their mental and physical health. The farm was a great way for kids to experience their connection with the natural world first-hand. For some students, this kind of field trip was their first chance to see live animals and interact with them."
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4 weeks ago
EPAK funds, First Time on a Farm!Going on the field trip helped our students to understand their environment a little better. Spending time in nature was a real opportunity to help with both their mental and physical health. The farm was a great way for kids to experience their connection with the natural world first-hand. For some students, this kind of field trip was their first chance to see live animals and interact with them.

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2 months ago
Happy Valentine’s Day to our EPAK family of teachers, students & donors!

"Being able to provide more direct, explicit instruction with the materials I purchased with my EPAK grant has really helped build my students' confidence and feel more capable when assigned a writing task. THANK YOU, EPAK!" ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Being able to provide more direct, explicit instruction with the materials I purchased with my EPAK grant has really helped build my students confidence and feel more capable when assigned a writing task. THANK YOU, EPAK!

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4 months ago
Happy Holidays from EPAK! We hope that your December celebrations are filled with loved ones & joy!

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for each and every one of you who contributed to our cause on #EPAKGivingTuesday!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our incredible donors! Your support is the driving force behind EPAK ensuring that educators & students have what they need in each of their classrooms.

But that's not all! Thank you to everyone who took the time to share our mission on social media. Your efforts amplify our message- reaching more hearts and inspiring even more support for our incredible educators!

Thank you to everyone for joining EPAK this #GivingTuesday!
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5 months ago
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for each and every one of you who contributed to our cause on #EPAKGivingTuesday!A heartfelt thank you to all of our incredible donors! Your support is the driving force behind EPAK ensuring that educators & students have what they need in each of their classrooms.But thats not all! Thank you to everyone who took the time to share our mission on social media. Your efforts amplify our message- reaching more hearts and inspiring even more support for our incredible educators!Thank you to everyone for joining EPAK this #GivingTuesday!

Today is the day! Join the Giving Tuesday movement with EPAK! 🌟

This #EPAKGivingTuesday, let's make a difference together! Your support can help all of our East Palo Alto & eastern Menlo Park educators & students. Here's how you can help:

1️⃣ Donate: Every contribution counts, no matter the size! Visit to make a difference today.

2️⃣ Share the Love: Spread the word by sharing this post or tagging a friend who cares about making the world a better place. Together, we can amplify our impact!

3️⃣ Follow & Engage: Follow us on social media for updates on our initiatives and see firsthand the positive change your support brings. Your follow could inspire others to join the cause.

Let's turn #GivingTuesday into a day of generosity and kindness. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change. Thank you for being a part of something bigger than ourselves! 🌍💙

#EPAKGivingTuesday #GivingTuesday
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5 months ago
Today is the day! Join the Giving Tuesday movement with EPAK! 🌟This #EPAKGivingTuesday, lets make a difference together! Your support can help all of our East Palo Alto & eastern Menlo Park educators & students. Heres how you can help:1️⃣ Donate: Every contribution counts, no matter the size! Visit https://epak.org/GivingTuesday/ to make a difference today.2️⃣ Share the Love: Spread the word by sharing this post or tagging a friend who cares about making the world a better place. Together, we can amplify our impact!3️⃣ Follow & Engage: Follow us on social media for updates on our initiatives and see firsthand the positive change your support brings. Your follow could inspire others to join the cause.Lets turn #GivingTuesday into a day of generosity and kindness. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change. Thank you for being a part of something bigger than ourselves! 🌍💙#EPAKGivingTuesday #GivingTuesday