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The Battle Continues...

Thanks to our new friends at ONEOK, the Battle of the Bluebonnets will continue to impact ECISD students for the 2018-2019 school year!

The Battle of the Bluebonnets is a project funded by the Education Foundation of Odessa through individual and corporate donations. Each participating school receives three sets of the books selected as Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees. Each school then puts together teams of students (from 3rd to 5th grade) who read at least five of the books and then compete in a game show-type atmosphere where each team attempts to correctly answer questions from the books.

The goal of this project is not to simply have the students compete but to motivate them to read as many of the books as possible, discuss them with friends and family, and with the help of their teachers identify literary elements and develop critical thinking questions about the books.

If you or your company are interested in helping this thriving literacy project grow, please contact the Foundation Office at 432-456-7059.

2018 Silver Seal

The Education Foundation was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Silver Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the 2018 Silver Seal, the Education Foundation shared important information with the public using our profile on Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth financial information about our organization.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think!

Smokey Robinson!

The legendary Smokey Robinson will perform at the Education Foundation's 17th Annual Fundraising Concert on August 21, 2018! Proceeds from this event directly impact student learning in ECISD through classroom grants, direct program support, student scholarships, and so much more.

Tickets are available online at and by phone at 800-514-3849 and 432-552-7825. Ticket prices are $45 and $69 plus a handling charge. Sponsor tables are available by calling the Foundation directly at 432-456-7059.

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About Us

The Education Foundation of Odessa is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization who's mission is to create opportunities for education in Ector County ISD.

Our vision is that every student in ECISD will be school-ready, college-ready, work-ready...WORLD-READY!


Help us bring more innovative and creative learning projects to ECISD students. Donate online today or download the uBack app or call us at (432) 456-7059.