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October 18, 2012
BENEFITING: FJC - A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
EVENT DATE: Nov 14, 2012
Team-up with CFK and raise funds for P.S. 15!!
CHANGE FOR KIDS
One school at a time, Change for Kids (CFK) rallies its community to provide a broad range of essential educational opportunities at under-resourced public elementary schools. By creating inspiring learning environments at our partner schools, CFK enables students to discover their unique strengths and develop the confidence to achieve.
TOPSPIN PARTNER SCHOOL: P.S. 15
- Approximately 30% of P.S. 15 students live in temporary housing.
- 100% of P.S. 15’s students qualify for free lunch.
- P.S. 15 currently has no visual art or music teacher on staff, very limited technology, and limited resources for students with special needs.
Irene Sanchez, Principal PS 15
"Approximately 30% of our students live in temporary housing, and throughout the last school year we saw 60% of our student body come and go. Due to the transient nature of our student body, we are constantly in transition mode. Students are greeting new friends and saying good-bye to not-so-old ones on a daily basis. These students in particular benefit from enrichment programs and individualized tutoring sessions where they can express and learn to cope with their feelings. We also struggle with decreasing budgets, and as a result we are unable to hire art or music teachers, we have limited technology, and teachers have to go into their own pockets to provide basic supplies. Due to the many challenges our school faces, our students are at risk of not receiving an equitable and well rounded education.
I believe that our students have the right to an excellent education, and I also understand that public funding simply will not meet their needs. P.S. 15, despite the challenges we face daily, is more than just a school. We are a caring loving family working together to accomplish great things. We are committed to excellence and strive for it in everything we do."
JOIN US AND SUPPORT P.S. 15!!!