Mission: The mission of the Foundation is to generate and distribute resources that enrich and enhance education opportunities for all students, encourage teachers to implement innovative educational programs and award scholarships to Albany Public School District students.
Results: 2017 Results:
Provided $31,891 in grants to teachers for innovative programs and tools in the classroom.
Collaborated with GAPS, the Corvallis Arts Center to award enrichment grants to 15 elementary schools.
Awarded 19 scholarships totaling $44,250 to graduating seniors in the district's three high schools.
Target demographics: Kids in the Greater Albany Public School District
Direct beneficiaries per year: Students in 21 public schools in Albany
Geographic areas served: Albany, Oregon
Programs: Art, music and science enrichment opportunities as well as scholarships and grants to help teachers enhance kids educational experience.
The Albany Public Schools Foundation has a mission to help give exceptional educational opportunities to the students in the Greater Albany Public School District. One of the ways that the Foundation achieves this mission is through giving scholarships to graduating seniors. This year the Foundation gave out 45 scholarships to help kids continue their education and work towards their career goals. I was fortunate to be able to watch as the students were awarded their scholarships. The emotion and gratitude the students showed at the support they were given touched my heart. The students realize that not only do they have the support of their families, but the entire community is behind them through the generous gifts given to the Foundation. The Albany Public Schools Foundation is a wonderful conduit between the Albany community and the students in Albany. Together, they are changing the lives of the young people in Albany.
The Albany Public Schools foundation's efforts to help classroom teachers by providing class room grants has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. This past school year $40,000 was given for classroom grants to classroom teachers desiring to make a bigger impact in their classrooms with specialized lessons and equipment.
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Albany Public Schools Foundation makes a huge impact for Albany kids through the scholarship program. Last year the Foundation gave out over $86,700 in scholarships to graduating seniors from AOS, WAHS and SAHS.