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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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Wishing everyone happy holidays! Support EPAK teacher grants during the holiday season by donating today!
From now until December 31st, your donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar.

DOUBLE your impact for students, TODAY.

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4 weeks ago
Wishing everyone happy holidays! Support EPAK teacher grants during the holiday season by donating today!
From now until December 31st, your donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar.

DOUBLE your impact for students, TODAY.

Donate here: www.epak.org/donate

There’s STILL TIME to make a difference for underserved students.
Support EPAK teacher grants by donating today.
From now until December 31st, your donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar.

DOUBLE your impact for students, TODAY.

Donate here:
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1 month ago
There’s STILL TIME to make a difference for underserved students. 
Support EPAK teacher grants by donating today. 
From now until December 31st, your donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar.

DOUBLE your impact for students, TODAY.

Donate here: www.epak.org/donate

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1 month ago
We are still matching donations - we would love your support!

Giving Tuesday is here! Your donation to EPAK funds everything from crayons to field trips - directly to teachers in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park.

Any amount from $25-$100 or more provides vital classroom projects, including science goggles, math materials, and more!
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2 months ago
Giving Tuesday is here! Your donation to EPAK funds everything from crayons to field trips - directly to teachers in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. 

Any amount from $25-$100 or more provides vital classroom projects, including science goggles, math materials, and more! https://epak.org/donate

Giving Tuesday: give now and JUMP start a crucial year of giving. The pandemic created many additional classroom needs and your support is necessary. Give to EPAK here with your gift doubled - dollar-for-dollar! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Giving Tuesday: give now and JUMP start a crucial year of giving. The pandemic created many additional classroom needs and your support is necessary. Give to EPAK here with your gift doubled - dollar-for-dollar! https://epak.org/donate