Santa Cruz Education Foundation Visits School Meetings and Delivers Checks

$9,000+ Given to PTAs and Home & School Clubs

 To Support Outdoor Science School and Libraries

Board members from the Santa Cruz Education Foundation spent the month of April, 2015, visiting Santa Cruz City Schools Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and Home and School Club meetings.  The primary purpose of the visits was to briefly discuss the mission of the Santa Cruz Education Foundation:

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation works to ensure that every one of the 7,000 Santa Cruz City Schools students at our campuses, in kindergarten through high school, has an outstanding educational experience.  We believe that every child deserves an excellent neighborhood school.

In addition to explaining the Foundation’s mission, Foundation Board members also distributed checks to support student activities and school libraries as follows:

Outdoor Science School Support (to help pay for students’ tuition):

  • Bay View Elementary $1,000
  • DelaVeaga Elementary $1,000
  • Gault Elemantary $1,000
  • Westlake Elementary $1,000

General School Support:

  • Branciforte Middle School $1,000
  • Mission Hill Middle School $1,000

Library Enrichment:

  • Branciforte Small Schools $400
  • Harbor High School $1,000
  • Santa Cruz High School $1,000
  • Soquel High School $1,000

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation plans to provide Playworks training for the elementary schools and partner organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz, in the fall.

Jeff Tse Gallery Benefiting the Santa Cruz Education Foundation Continues

Show Open Through April 28 at Cafe Iveta

2125 Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz

The Jeff Tse First Friday Gallery Opening was held on April 3rd.  The art will be up at Cafe Iveta through April 28th.   20% of proceeds from his art work will be donated to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation.  Two people won the raffle at the Gallery Opening on April 3rd:  Pajaro Valley Teacher Joel Amrani won the donated photo and Real Estate Broker Katy Crowley won a portrait session with Jeff.

Jeff Tse woodjeff tse photo of artist

To read more about Jeff Tse’s art, please follow this link. He is displaying his works of nature ( sand, wood, rock, botanical) at the event.



18th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Award Ceremony to Take Place May 9

QYLAThe Queer Youth Leadership Awards recognizes queer youth and allies across Santa Cruz County for being leaders within their community. Join in celebrating and honoring these leaders on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton.

Schedule of the event:
5:30 pm Community Resource Fair
6:00 pm Catered Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Community Dance to Follow

Click here to buy your tickets.

2015 Eddy Awards Tickets Still Available – Event on April 28th

Tickets on sale now!

The Eddy Awards.web

Awardees have been announced!  To see this year’s winners, please follow this link.

Please follow this link to buy tickets for the event on April 28 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.  Ceremony begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.   

Visit the Eddy Awards page to learn more about the awards, categories and past honorees.

2015 Eddy Awards Winners Announced

Tickets to Event Still Available

The Eddy Awards.web The Santa Cruz Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Eddy Award winners:

Outstanding Teacher

  • Grades 9-12: Cathy Warner, Harbor High School
  • Grades 6-8:  Jeff Singson, Branciforte Middle School
  • Grades 4-5:  Katrina Haeger, Bay View and Westlake Elementary Schools
  • Grades K-3: Claudia Riege, Gault Elementary School

Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teacher Award

  • Bryn Loosley, Mission Hill Middle School

Unsung Hero

  • Staff Member: Rosalie Limas, Westlake Elementary School
  • Volunteer: Joe Culver, DeLaveaga Elementary/Branciforte Middle School

Wellness Award 

  • Kate Rascon, Playworks Coach, Bay View Elementary School

Special Foundation Award(s)

  • Santa Cruz City Schools Librarians
  • Michael Vahradian, Harbor High School

School of the Year

  • Westlake Elementary

Community Supporter of the Year

  • Individual:  John Wasserburger, Soquel High School
  • Organization/Business:  Santa Cruz Warriors

Innovation Award

  • Katie Harper, Santa Cruz High School

Visit the Eddy Awards page to learn more about the awards, categories and past honorees.

Please follow this link to buy tickets for the event on April 28 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Doors open at 6 pm.  Event starts at 7 pm.


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