January 9, 2024
We are Foundation 4ward!
A word from our Senior Executive Director, Aaron Lupuloff
As we enter 2024, the GCPS Foundation would like to welcome you to our monthly newsletter, Foundation 4ward ! The Foundation has been driven by four primary goals since our founding in 2006:
- Provide our schools with a mechanism for systemwide support and resources.
- Build and maintain a structure that supports GCPS world-class standards.
- Respond effectively to GCPS’ current support and resource needs.
- Increase support and resources in anticipation and response to future growth.
Foundation 4ward is a place for us to keep you in the know about Foundation news, support and resource needs, upcoming events, fundraisers, and offers.
We are dedicated to enriching and enhancing education as we encourage, embrace, educate, excite, empathize, and empower our students, teachers, and staff. We hope that this newsletter will inspire you to push 4ward with us in our mission!
Give your $24 in '24
The GCPS Foundation is embracing our $24 in ’24 giving campaign! Starting this month, we are encouraging employees to donate $24 a month as a part of their payroll deductions. These donations can be designated to any of our 50+ funds! There is a gift designation that supports almost anyone’s goals, initiatives, or mission. This ranges from a specific school or cluster to Hope thru Soap, who provide mobile showers to the community. We encourage our Board members and community to join in this fundraising endeavor and support us in pushing 4ward!
Thank a Partner
Hope thru Soap
Hope thru Soap is a 501(c) 3 organization that provides mobile outreach throughout Metro Atlanta. They offer free mobile showers, haircuts, clothing, food, and much more through partnerships with local agencies. Recently, the Foundation teamed up with Hope thru Soap to directly reach GCPS families. GCPS schools have hosted two incredibly successful Hope thru Soap events, with the next event planned for January 27th.
The GCPS Foundation is so grateful for Hope thru Soap's partnership and the invaluable work they do for Gwinnett County!
Please feel free to share the flyer below and visit Hope thru Soap's website for more information about their mission and impact!
Fund of the month
Community-Based Mentoring General Fund and Scholarships
In honor of January being National Mentoring Month, the GCPS Foundation would like to uplift GCPS’ mentoring program, Community-Based Mentoring. Everyone involved with Community-Based Mentoring Program trusts in the “Power of One,” meaning they believe the impact of one caring adult can have a meaningful, positive influence in a child’s life. This program is active in all areas of a child’s life, with school counselors, teachers, family members, and community playing a role in motivating and engaging students in and out of school. Click below to support students all over GCPS!
“Studies have shown that mentoring relationships can have an impact on student achievement, self-esteem, and social-emotional learning. When students have mentors who believe in them, they are more likely to stay in school, set higher goals, and overcome obstacles. Mentoring provides students with a sense of belonging, instills resilience, and helps develop critical life skills.“ - The Community-Based Mentoring Program Team
Atlanta Hawks Educator Appreciation Offer
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Georgia Fitness Membership Discount
- $35 per month and additional family members $30 per month
- One-time processing fee of $30
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Same Amazon Prime Benefits….BUT
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About The Foundation
The GCPS Foundation is dedicated to providing financial resources to uplift education in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Established in 2006, the Foundation is committed to sustaining the world-class standards of Gwinnett County Public Schools. A Board of Trustees that is representative of the Gwinnett community governs the Foundation, fostering the belief that community involvement in public education is essential to promoting educated, healthy, and responsible communities.
Championing www.gcps-foundation.org, does the following:
- Expands teaching and learning across the district.
- Improves Mental Health and Vision for our most disadvantaged children.
- Funds scholarships for first generation technical school and college bound students.
- Provides classroom grants for teachers and school supplies to families that cannot afford them.
- Fosters innovation in programs and initiatives.
- Develops student and staff leaders in our schools through employee recognition and retention.
- Connects students to food and shelter assistance experiencing home and food insecurity.
- Offers Employee Perks to our staff.
The Foundation benefits “Where the Need is Greatest” as we work together to provide resources and assistance to improve the educational future of ALL students.