More than 80 percent of The Foundation Schools students from across the greater Washington area live in poverty, but today you can bridge the gap to ensure our students have the means to OBTAIN post-secondary success with opportunities they would not otherwise receive.
$500*: Provides bus transportation for 25 students to and from post-secondary events (i.e. college tours, career fairs, etc.)
$400: Provides one students with driver’s education at Drive Alive Driving School
$250: Provides one student with a SAT prep course
$100: Provides critical supplies for the “Strive to Succeed Workroom” (In- school internship for high school students)
$50: Covers college application and transcript fees for one student
$25: Covers community college application fee for one student
Thank you for helping to #EmpowertheFuture of our students and communities!
*For a minimum contribution of $500 to the Career Connections program, any individual or business in Maryland is eligible to receive tax credits equal to 50% of the contribution.
2) Tell Your Friends! No matter how big or small, every donation counts! Sample social media posts and emails are available.
3) Let the Challenge Begin! The #EmpowertheFuture Giving Tuesday challenge begins on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on November 30, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
What is the Career Connections program?:
The Foundation Schools’ Career Connections program helps our students successfully transition from The Foundation Schools to post-secondary education or the world of work through the provision of career assessments/curriculum materials, business attire, testing/ placement fees, transportation costs, training and job coaching programs, field trips, college fairs/ tours, vocational training and other necessary preparation tools. Not only does it provide tools and opportunities in a small and individualized environment, but our students also receive direct support from the program through internship and externship opportunities including TFS Strive to Succeed Workroom and coordination with community partners.These supervised work-based learning experiences help students to develop their social skills and work ethic while enabling them to successfully transition from school to meaningful employment.
Caring for our Community
On Saturday we were so happy to be able to provide, in partnership with Food4Thought, bountiful food boxes including chicken, potatoes, fresh beans and carrots, bread, eggs, milk, hand sanitizer and more to our students’ families and the community at large! A huge shout out to Food4Thought and all of the incredible volunteers for their support in […]
The Gift of Basic Needs and Holiday Presents
Many of our families struggle to consistently provide basic needs and gifts for their children in the best of times, and the pandemic has made it even more difficult. We are truly grateful to our amazing community partners, friends, family, and staff who have made a difference in our students’ lives this holiday season! […]
First Quarter Newsletter – 2020-2021
The first of its kind quarter here at The Foundation Schools has come to an end – let’s take a look at how our staff and students have succeeded and stayed connected during distance learning! See what have our penguins been up to at The Foundation Learning Center! Learn how we’re encouraging positive behavior at The Foundation […]
Our students are truly thankful for the help and support they receive. Staff asked students to reach out to their favorite teachers and share why they’re thankful for them. The Foundation Schools staff are giving our students the individualized care and resources they require to ensure our vision that all students experience success. Support […]