Social Impact BondsAviation High School capital campaign sets goal of $43.5 million
“Pay for success” model of financing social solutions
A SIB or Social Impact Bond is a new approach for expanding successful social programs. It is a partnership in which private investors - not governments - provide capital for nonprofits to scale up. The government pays only if the program succeeds.
Duncan Announces Plans For
Green Ribbon Schools
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made public the final plans for a new award program that will encourage our nation’s schools and communities to promote healthy and sustainable environments and educate students to become environmentally literate citizens.
$18 million raised to build school at The Museum of Flight
Burien, WA – A major project goal was met last spring with the approval of naming rights to James and Sherry Raisbeck for their $4 million lead gift – the new school will be named Raisbeck Aviation High School in Highline Public Schools.
James Raisbeck is a world renowned aerodynamicist and entrepreneur. He is most well known for founding Raisbeck Engineering Inc., which engineers and manufactures performance improvement systems for thousands of business and commercial aircraft worldwide.
The Port of Seattle has contributed $10 million toward the new facility. The school
hopes to raise an additional $10 million from private entities and $14 million from state and federal sources.
Aviation High School is an innovative public school that teaches a college-preparatory curriculum through an aviation theme. The school is administered by Highline Public Schools but accepts students from across the Puget Sound region.
'Green Schools' Benefit Budgets and Students, Report Says
“Green schools” are better for students, teachers, the environment—and the bottom line, a report released this month concludes. Published by the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council, the report—which resulted from a three-day meeting at the Sundance Resort in Utah in November—details what mayors, superintendents, and other local leaders can do to advance the movement for environmentally friendly schools.
Project reflects commitment to improving public education
The Center's programs currently take place at fourteen public school and community sites and involve over twelve hundred students annually.
The Center's arts and parenting classes involve both pre-schoolers and their families, while subsidized on-site after school arts classes enliven local neighborhoods and introduce the joys of artistic discovery and exploration.
For public school teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District and beyond, the Center conducts regular professional development workshops. These courses are supported by the US Dept of Education and provide classroom teachers with the resources to integrate the arts into their classrooms. More...
The Central High School Capital Campaign
Central High School is the first public school in Philadelphia to have an alumni association initiate a successful capital campaign to raise private funds for the enhancement of the school and its programs. The most recent capital campaign started as a $100,000 renovation project of the library and became a $12 million alumni fund raising campaign.
Public Schools Get Private Help
Towns Tap Businesses, Churches to Shore Up Budgets
LAKELAND, Fla.—When his budget for pencils, paper, and other essential supplies was cut by a third this school year, the principal of Combee Elementary School worried children would suffer.
Then, a local church stepped in and "adopted" the school. The First Baptist Church at the Mall stocked a resource room with $5,000 worth of supplies. It now caters spaghetti dinners at evening school events, buys sneakers for poor students, and sends in math and English tutors. Click to see the full chart.
Short on money for everything from math workbooks to microscope slides, public schools across the nation are seeking corporate and charitable sponsors, promising them marketing opportunities and access to students in exchange for desperately needed donations. More....
LA Charter School Raised $22 Million
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya presented
Green Dot Schools with $4.5 million
De La Hoya started with an initial gift of $1 million in 2003, at the founding of his namesake school. He added $3.5 million to go towards the building of future Green Dot Public Schools.
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