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PVF’s Mathematics Resource Program Offers Grants to Build a Stronger Foundation for the Future

Exposure to mathematical principals at an early age can help forge a path for future mathematics and scientific learning. According to a report by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, students should reach mathematics milestones every few years in order to … Continue reading

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Encouraging the Creative Mind through Our Arts Resource Program

When a nine year old considers the Earth and nature, the idea that the Earth’s natural materials – sticks, seeds, dirt – can be used to create art does not typically come to mind. Yet a stick can make an … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Talking About Scholarships For Low-Income Youth with QuestBridge’s David Hunter

Here is a thorny question: how does one encourage bright students from low-income backgrounds to apply to top tier universities? To learn about the issue, I visited David Hunter of QuestBridge, an organization that is working to tackle the issue … Continue reading

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Doctoring Education: PVF Kicks Off Its 2013 Doctors in the Classroom Program

“What do I want to be when I grow up?” This question has undoubtedly filled the minds of youth everywhere, as they excitedly contemplate how best to dedicate their lives. Of the million possibilities that are available, the thought of … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Checking In On Friends In the Field

This past Friday, I decided to check in on some wonderful people working in the field in the Redwood City area, while accompanied by a local community member, Christine Rammler. For our first stop, we visited Sequoia High School in … Continue reading

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Helping Youth Help Our Planet: PVF’s Science Resource Grant Program

Imagine a random Tuesday morning spent engaging in the following activities: deploying a Van Dorn bottle to collect water samples to test their salinity, temperature, and density; releasing a 16 foot trawl net into the San Francisco bay to catch … Continue reading

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Teacher Resource Grant Thank You’s

Each year we receive heartfelt thank you letters, pictures and projects from teachers who have been awarded grants from our various Teacher Grant Programs. Here is a selection of what we have received: Pier 39 – Acorn Woodland Elementary, Oakland: … Continue reading

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