San Juan Education Foundation
The San Juan Education Foundation supports innovative and inspired teaching to better prepare students within the SJUSD for success in science, technology, the arts, and reading. We provide funds for teacher-driven learning programs where public funding falls short.
P.O. Box 1247
Carmichael, CA 95609
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
SJEF offers teachers who want to try an innovative approach to learning with the resources to do so. The San Juan Education Foundation Project Based Learning Grant for teachers supports an instructional approach that offers students authentic learning activities that engage and motive them to answer a question or solve a problem. These activities generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom. A well-designed project exposes students to essential knowledge and life-enhancing skills through an extended, student-influenced inquiry process and incorporates project management skills valued by today's global industries, like critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and collaboration. The classroom projects we fund give teachers the opportunity to offer a richer learning experience and would not be available without the Foundation's support. There is no more important investment in the future of our community and our nation than an excellent education for all students. SJEF is an independent non-profit and receives no school district funds. The Foundation raises money through individual and corporate donations, events, grants, and entrepreneurial activities.
-- Pamela Lapinski, Executive Director