As the Principal of Culver City High School, I see first-hand the impact the Culver City Education Foundation has on the education of Culver City students. CCEF supports all schools in the Culver City Unified School District, and our school relies on their support every year.
In the past year alone, CCEF has awarded CCHS teachers grants for new computers, LCD projectors, laptops and document cameras. Field trips and art competition fees were funded. Teachers purchased software, audio / visual equipment, microscopes and cameras.
Funding from last year’s CCEF All For 1 fundraiser supported teacher training for our AVID program, which provides mentoring to students who will be the first generation in their families to pursue college. It supported our Link Crew program, a freshman support initiative in which upperclassmen facilitate the transition to high school for incoming 9th graders. All For 1 provided our school with funding for much needed printers, Apple computers and iPads for classrooms. All For 1 funds also helped us cover expenses related to Odyssey, our online content provide and to buy musical instruments.
CCEF also helps us secure outside funding sources, like an $8,000 grant for our athlete-academic support program. The Culver City Education Foundation plays a vital role in maintaining programs and helping to develop new initiatives at CCHS. We value their partnership.
I hope you will join me in supporting CCUSD, Culver City High School and all our students and teachers by contributing to the CCEF All for 1 campaign. Our community directly benefits from the funds that are raised. It is with your support and the support of CCEF that Culver City will continue providing the excellent instruction and programming that has come to exemplify our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me to further discuss the generous support provided by our partner, the Culver City Education Foundation.
Dylan Farris, principal
Culver City High School
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