Educational Institutions

Santa Cruz Education Foundation

  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • www.sceducation.org

Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation works to ensure that all students in the Santa Cruz City Schools district, kindergarten through high school, have an outstanding educational experience. We believe that every child deserves an excellent neighborhood school.

The Santa Cruz Education Foundation (SCEF) supports our schools through advocacy, outreach and fundraising.

Main Programs

  1. Outdoor Science School
  2. El Sistema Santa Cruz
  3. Arts Academy
  4. Arts Academy

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ruling year

2004

President since 2013

Self-reported

Isabelle Tuncer

Keywords

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Education, Public Schools

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EIN

20-0239163

 Number

7807799320

Physical Address

313 Swift Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We are ensuring that every child's neighborhood school is an excellent school. By supporting academics, arts, after school programs and building ties between the community and their schools, our organization has helped to protect our public schools from the devastating impacts of local, state and federal budget cuts.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Outdoor Science School

Week-long residential hands on science program for all 5th graders.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

$90,000.00

Program 2

El Sistema Santa Cruz

El Sistema Santa Cruz is a free after school music program offering high quality instrumental music instruction to underserved young children.

Category

Music Instruction

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$45,000.00

Program 3

Arts Academy

After school program for middle school students

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

Arts Academy

After school program for middle school students

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Hispanics

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We will continue to ensure that every neighborhood school is excellent, offering strong academics, outstanding students support and comprehensive visual and performing arts programs.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We build ties between the broader community and our public schools. We build connections between school communities to ensure equity and collaboration to serve all students.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have increased our program support significantly from year to year. Our trajectory has been consistently upward as we not only increase our capacity, but ensure our ability to sustain services for years to come.

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Operations

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Santa Cruz Education Foundation

Leadership

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President

Isabelle Tuncer

BIO

Isabelle Tuncer is an active parent of two children who attend Gault Elementary School and Branciforte Middle School. She is a multilingual attorney, speaking French, English, Italian, Spanish, German and Turkish.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Isabelle Tuncer

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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