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Mission & Goals

Bring our community together to invest in innovative practices that enrich the environment for student learning.


1.     Foster real-world learning opportunities for students and families.


  • Develop school-embedded model to support students to be well prepared for college/career (Real World Learning Model).
  • Provide mentoring and coaching opportunities for students and families to find resources for post-secondary success.
  • Expand post-secondary scholarship access for students (i.e. Take Stock in Children)

2.    Cultivate opportunities for educators to engage with their community and each other.


  • Create opportunities to connect educators with community leaders
  • Invest in and share innovative/best practices through classroom grants and Golden Apple

3.    Build community-based networks to promote collaboration, innovation, and sharing of resources.


  • Cultivate strategic alliances that leverage community resources
  • Continue to engage the community and educators through ongoing Connect Now community engagement
  • Utilize communication and outreach strategies that cultivate volunteerism and giving

 4.    Leverage resources to create a strong and sustainable base of financial support.


  • Strengthen and build relationships with existing and new donors
  • Leverage support for grants and scholarships
  • Build endowment through legacy giving