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You can help make a big difference in the lives of these young athletes. Each year, a soccer Fund-a-Need proposal is submitted to help kids who want to play but are unable to handle the cost of the YMCA program. These students come from many backgrounds and soccer is a big part of their lives - it's a great way for them to be part of the community and have some fun. Each year more and more students come to play and need support. Please help these students have an opportunity to be a part of a team!
Through our generous donors, the Foundation for LPS offers many different scholarships. See them here.
See which amazing educators won awards this year.
DROP-IN WEEKS AVAILABLE! Spark Summer Learning is a STEAM based curriculum that is full of fun and plenty of time to play (shhh they won't even know they are learning)
Each year, the Inspire Awards honor one student and one staff member from each school community. This celebration honors those who are an inspiration to their school and community.
Nonprofit Hub showcased work by Lincoln High students on Friday, April 7th. The project consisted of collaborative photos and writing that focused on students' strengths. Art, photography and writing was on display, including Inside-Out sculptures and Portraits of Excellence.
Advance the work of computer science activities for students! Together, we can help schools enhance curriculum through summer programs, after school programs or other exciting enrichment opportunities. Support computer science opportunities today!!
It's hard to learn math when you are hungry, cold or scared. Help us make sure all students are fed, warm and safe, so they can come to school ready to learn. Our Students in Need funds help families and students when emergency needs arise. We help close the gap, like making sure there is a warm coat to wear, something to eat, and the electricity is still on. Many students need your support. Please consider a donation to the Student Emergency Fund.
Want to learn more about the work we do at the Foundation? Read a few stories about some of the over 400 funds we have that help students and educators at LPS.
Students of all ages in Lincoln Public Schools will have a once in a lifetime opportunity on August 21, 2017, to view a total solar eclipse. The event will start as the moon begins blocking out the sun around 11:00 a.m. A complete shadow, or totality, will occur around 1:00 p.m. giving students at all LPS schools a front row seat on this astrological event just by walking outside the door.
Family Literacy aims to help students and parents of all cultures learn imporant English language literacy skills. Last year, the program helped 120 students and 120 parents learn these skills, and 97% of participants thought that the program had made a significant difference! In addition to language skills, the Family Literacy program helps parents understand the importance of supporting their children's education.
For most families, parents can support the equipment and supplies needed to be a part of a team. But for some, this can become a barrier to participate. This fund helps level the playing field. Each student who qualifies receives a voucher to purchase shoes, equipment and a physical provided by a community partner. Last year alone we distributed over $9,000 to 109 athletes. Help a student now so they can be a part of the team.
In an effort to support literacy and a love of reading, East High students and staff will research Lincoln's high-density/low-income neighborhoods and begin building bridges with those neighborhoods as we set out to build Little Free Libraries for them. Our goal this year is to establish and support one Little Free Library, and provide 200 new books for the library, with plans of adding two or three more Little Free Libraries in the near future.
Fund-a-Need contributions will pay for building materials (Little Free Libraries cost between $200 and $400, depending on materials and design), books (each library will be supplied with 200 books, 40 of which will be available in the structure at any time), food for public events, and money for the creation of promotional materials. Students will be involved in all stages of the project -- researching poverty and local populations, building the structures, beautifying the structure, interviewing elementary students within the neighborhoods, selecting the books, and providing brochures, food and entertainment in the neighborhoods as we work with them.
I am seeking donations to provide funds to help low-income students, mostly refugee students, play soccer.
Another teacher and I began working with a small group of students and their families two years ago. Our first Fund-a-Need gave 10 students the opportunity to play soccer. Each season the need has grown and this season I would like to raise enough money to provide registration for 43 students to play soccer through the YMCA. The YMCA generously provides a 50 percent discount for these students. The students and their families are from Nigeria, Iraq, Jordan, Thailand, The Ivory Coast and Mexico. All of the students have a place on a team's roster, two female teams and six male teams, the age range is: 10-17 years old. Students attend Prescott, Irving, Park, Culler, Schoo, Lincoln High, Northeast, Southeast and East.
It is an amazing opportunity for the students to be a part of a team, learn leadership skills and to be active.
Reading Intervention Teacher
I sponsor a Running Club for Hartley students every spring to prepare students for making healthy summer activity choices. We work with a screen-printing company to make T-shirts for the students who participate. Students are excited to receive the shirts that support school spirit and team unity. The bright colored shirts make it much easier for students to be seen and noticed around the halls of Hartley and in the Hartley community.
Many of our families struggle financially so we only ask them to pay for a portion of the shirt. Your gifts will cover the additional cost of the shirt.
Fourth grade teacher
The Career Academy (TCA) is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. LPS students can explore their specific interest in any one of 16 different career pathways. Click here to learn more and donate.