Educational Institutions

Pasadena ISD Education Foundation

  • Pasadena, TX
  • http://www1.pasadenaisd.org/community/education_foundation

Mission Statement

The Pasadena ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of educational services to promote an exemplary educational system to serve students attending Pasadena ISD. The Foundation collaborates with the community to reward innovative teaching, promote educational excellence, provide educational and leadership opportunities to students and to recognize the teachers and staff of the Pasadena Independent School District.

Main Programs

  1. Classroom Grants
  2. Character Education
  3. After school programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Southeast

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Cindy Parmer

Keywords

Self-reported

education, at-risk students, ESL - English as a second language, literacy, STEM

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Also Known As

McDonald's Texas Invitational, Pasadena ISD Athletic Hall of Fame,

EIN

76-0727697

 Number

2623340816

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Classroom Grants

Annually, the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation provides two opportunities for Pasadena ISD teachers to propose innovative classroom instruction activities that are designed to increase student academic achievement. The teachers that are awarded funding to implement their proposed instructional activities have demonstrated to the Foundation's Board that the activities will result in learning that goes beyond the resource capacity of the district, serves an identified learning need, and is aligned to the district's learning goals. The maximum a teacher can receive to support the expanded learning opportunity is $5,000.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$600,000.00

Program 2

Character Education

The Early Act First Knight (EAFK) Character Education program is designed to capture the imagination of elementary students while helping them develop resiliency skills to successfully and productively navigate challenging social environments. EAFK theme of Medieval knights and characters of a chivalric culture is appealing to elementary students, helping them learn The Code, a character-education curriculum based on Bloom’s Taxonomy about ethics and giving service at school, at home, and in the community. It is taught by teachers in daily, ten-minutes segments, using age-appropriate lessons, literature, classroom discussion of quotes and their meanings, and through projects and activities that are completed at school and at home. While Early Act First Knight program occurs in the classroom, students are recognized outside the classroom by family and friends. Thus, knighting ceremonies are held to recognize students who demonstrate the qualities taught through EAFK.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 3

After school programs

Pasadena Independent School District strives to provide a safe after-school environment through its after school programming. Typically, after-school programs begin within 15 minutes of the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. at night. Without the after-school programs, many students go home from school to an empty household and because many live in poor neighborhoods that are not very safe, they must stay inside with the doors locked. The after-school programs allow students to stay in an enriching environment where they can participate in hands-on science, math, and reading learning that is aligned to their school day and enjoy activities such as chess, cooking, photography, soccer, fencing, and dancing.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$200,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Southeast

Funding Needs

1) monetary contributions to fund teacher mini-grant requests (teachers are allowed to ask for up to $5000 per grant)2) in-kind donations for fundraising events3) volunteers for events

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PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Pasadena ISD Education Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Cindy Parmer

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Foundation was established to help PISD meet the changes in student educational needs. PISD began in 1898 with a single classroom of primarily white, middle class students. Today PISD educates more than 54,000 students of whom 82% are Hispanic, 7% White, 7% African American and 4% Other. Additionally, 79% of these students are economically disadvantaged and approximately 50% come to school with a language other than English and live with families who are often assimilating into a new culture, and who may themselves possess limited language and academic skills. These factors compound learning challenges in a district that is already challenged. PISD is a property-poor school district; of the 1,029 school districts in Texas, PISD is ranked as the 148th poorest and has limited funding to go beyond standard classroom instruction. Since 2003, the Education Foundation has raised and secured more than $1,804,122 in funding for its twice yearly mini-grant program. This accomplishment provided teachers across the district with 501 unique opportunities to engage students in activities that improved classroom environments and increased student academic engagement and performance."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Herman Williams

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