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Lauren Koster's Fundraiser:

E4E-Connecticut

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Lauren Koster

THE STORY:

Last summer, I made the difficult decision to leave my classroom in New Haven. I was frustrated by how little control my colleagues and I had over our practice and our students' learning. I wanted the teaching profession to better honor the expertise of educators in the classroom.

Thankfully, I came to work at Educators 4 Excellence (E4E), a non-profit that works to ensure the voices of classroom teachers are included in policy discussions that affect our students and our classrooms.

E4E has already had a huge impact on New Haven students and teachers, not to mention myself. Working with teachers on policy recommendations to improve school culture and discipline systems has shown me what I knew in my heart to be true -- that teachers have the ability, perspective, and drive to change the system to reflect the needs of our students.

Through their enthusiasm and dedication, I have uncovered a renewed sense of possibility for our students and their futures, not to mention the future of the American public education system.

My goal is to raise $1000 this month. Every contribution will help support more teachers like me.

  • $25 helps E4E recruit, engage, and connect a new teacher member with policy and leadership opportunities;
  • $50 helps E4E host school-based community events for teachers such as focus groups and listening sessions;
  • $100 helps E4E organize large panel discussion events for teachers to meet with experts and policy makers through the E4E Networking and Event Series;
  • $250 helps E4E members share their policy recommendations with key education decision-makers through the E4E Teacher Policy Team Program;
  • $500 helps E4E provide teacher leadership training through the E4E Teacher Leadership Program.

Thank you so much for your support!

Lauren

P.S. Please leave a comment or story to let us know why you chose to donate to this important cause!

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To This Fundraiser

$180

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Rodysill

    $20

  • Lindsay Korn

    $40

  • Amy Kiyota & Collin Moore

    $25

  • John & Pam Koster

    $50

  • Jennie Reul

    $25

  • Evan and Sydney

    $20

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36% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $180 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lauren Koster

Amount Raised

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36% Raised of $500 Goal

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Marina Gaeta Zach Kafoglis

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Donor Comments

Evan and Sydney

Evan and Sydney

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jennie Reul

Jennie Reul

DONATION: $25

Keep up the great work!! 2 years ago

John & Pam Koster

John & Pam Koster

DONATION: $50

A tribute to Lauren's hard work ! 2 years ago

Amy Kiyota & Collin Moore

Amy Kiyota & Collin Moore

DONATION: $25

In honor of Lauren! 2 years ago

Lindsay Korn

Lindsay Korn

DONATION: $40

For all of the incredible work you are doing on the ground in New Haven to inspire teachers and advocate for students. I'm lucky I get to work with you (even if it's from afar!) Thank you for all you do in your community! 2 years ago

Brian Rodysill

Brian Rodysill

DONATION: $20

Lauren Koster 2 years ago