The Mayor of Livermore dropped by to say hi to the volunteers in Robot Garden’s booth at the LVEF Walk for Education on Saturday 24th of September. LVEF, the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, holds the Walk for Education to raise funds to support local public education.
For over two decades LVEF has offered a funding life-line for Livermore public school programs:
• LVEF funding has helped sustain endangered academic, arts, and athletics programs through periods of severe fiscal cuts. We have provided significant financial support for athletics; music; drama; visual arts; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs; library services; and much more.
• During the 2002-2003 fiscal crisis, LVEF stepped in to fund class-size reduction programs to counteract cuts made in primary grade classrooms. LVEF also helped increase computer technology hours at all school sites and retain part-time counselors at our high schools.
• The LVEF funds a variety of mini grants, site block grants, and excellence-in-teaching awards. Additionally, LVEF partners with the Livermore Valley Rotary Club to match contributions made through annual Rotary mini-grant donations to the Livermore school district.
• In partnership with national laboratories and security agencies, LVEF funds scholarship awards for Livermore high school seniors
• Livermore schools enjoy a strong tradition of after-school enrichment programs. LVEF has strongly advocated for these programs by supporting Science Odyssey, Math Counts, homework clubs, and much more.
• Reflecting its enduring commitment to the arts, LVEF has provided substantial funding for elementary school music education for all fifth graders, district-wide.
Upcoming projects include the STEAM fest on October 15th, where K through 10 students can sign up for workshops on hot computing topics. Workshops will be run by Devoxx4Kids. The STEAM fest will be at Jackson Avenue Elementary School, Livermore.
The STEAM Fest is sponsored by:
Coming up at Robot Garden: