Ways to Help
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The Foundation Links program helps students avoid future incidents of nonattendance, prevents truancy and dropout and re-engages students in the educational process. Through home-based and after school outreach interventions, Foundation Links connects students and their families to quality community-based resources. For those who do not have the means to seek private therapeutic care, The Foundation Links program introduces accessible resources including consultation with The Foundation Schools’ psychiatrists. Other resources include providing crisis intervention services such as food and clothing, transportation and in-home therapeutic services.
Students who have post-secondary goals of gaining competitive employment, acquiring pre-vocational skills and exploring job opportunities may receive services from the Career Connections In-School Workroom Program. This program provides students with career exploration and supervised, simulated work experiences within the school environment. Students learn technical skills such as resume crafting, application processes and job skills for obtaining and maintaining employment which include interviewing, accepting corrective feedback, communicating with co-workers, being absent from work and resigning from the job. Behavioral goals are monitored on a daily basis and achievement is celebrated weekly. Finally, if appropriate, students may be provided with job coaches and work part of the school day in the community.
The Food For Thought program ensures all students receive the proper nutrition to be successful in school and nutrition education. More than 80% of our students live below the poverty line.
The Foundation Schools uses the Give Direct service provided by the Local Independent Charities of America to process credit card transactions. Give Direct will appear on your credit card statement.
Support our students during Distance Learning by donating school supplies from our Amazon Charity List!
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19, our 2020 Benefit has been postponed. Ticket sales will reopen when a new date has been identified.
Shop with AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Simply designate “The Foundation Schools” as the charity of your choice and begin shopping!
Sign up for the Safeway/eScript Fundraising Program and Safeway will donate a percentage of your monthly purchase total to The Foundation Schools.
Sign up for the Giant A+ Bonus Bucks Fundraising Program and a percentage of your Giant grocery purchase total will be donated to The Foundation Schools.
Double your donation dollar-for-dollar to The Foundation Schools by making a matching gift! Donations can be mailed or submitted online.
The Foundation Schools is always in need of school supplies! Click the link for a list of items we are accepting.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact our Director of Communications & Development, Kelli Kunert at 301-881-0078 x114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelli Kunert, LCSW-C
Director of Communications and Development
Ms. Kunert has worked for The Foundation Schools for more than 25 years. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology from Mount Saint Mary’s University and earned her M.S.W with highest honors from the University of Maryland. She is a LCSW-C and a Board approved supervisor and has held the school social work specialist and certified prevention professional credentials and completed coursework on the Educational Assessment of Mild and Moderate Handicapping conditions at Johns Hopkins University.
As a first generation college graduate, I know how education can transform your self-concept and your life. I want ALL students to have the opportunity to experience this for themselves.”