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Oral Storytellers Inspire with the Help of PVF’s Artist in the Classroom Program

In a 1st and 2nd grade classroom at Glenview Elementary in Oakland, students are discovering the art of oral storytelling. Students are learning how to command a stage, use tone and gestures to captivate an audience, and effectively communicate stories. … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Meeting Future Leaders in Math and Science at SMASH

I recently visited the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH), a program run by the Level Playing Field Institute. The program works with high achieving, low-income high school students of color. SMASH scholars spend five weeks each summer on … Continue reading

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Impact in the Community: One Teacher Grant Recipient Expresses Her Appreciation

We are thrilled to have our donors renew funding for our immediate response teacher grant programs for the 2013-2014 school year. These funds provide much-needed support to areas like field trips, special education, science, math, and the arts at public … Continue reading

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Where Are Bill and James? Going Back to School with Aim High

Bill and I visited the Aim High summer program at the Urban Promise Academy this week. Aim High offers a summer learning program to low-income middle school students. Their aim is to intervene during middle school years in order to … Continue reading

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PVF’s After School Grants Program Supports a Diverse Range of Engaging Outlets for Youth

Having recently wrapped up its 5th year, PVF’s After School Grants Program was as successful as ever during the 2012-2013 school year. Within a four month period in fall, we awarded 41 grants totaling $92,000. These grants, which aim to … Continue reading

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Inspiring Feedback from Arts Resource Grant Recipients

Each school year, PVF’s Arts Resource Grants are awarded to K-8 public school teachers looking to inject creativity into their classrooms. This year, more than 60 grants were given to classrooms in select Southern San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome from Lighthouse Community Charter

Each day, PVF receives thank you letters and photographs from the countless teachers and students who benefit from our teacher resource grants. These thank you notes remind us of why our immediate-response grants are so beneficial for classrooms that are … Continue reading

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