The San Francisco Education Fund recruits, trains and places volunteers to work in all grade levels, subjects and San Francisco public schools. Any public school staff person is invited to request a volunteer*.
Volunteers can tutor K-12 students one-on-one or in small groups to build math, reading, science or other academic skills. Volunteers can also lead Mindfulness lessons, become a student’s mentor, help with classroom organization and other projects, provide homework help during afterschool programs or work with students on extracurricular activities, such as music and art.
If you know someone who is interested in volunteering, the San Francisco Education Fund can help individuals fulfill the San Francisco Unified School District’s clearance requirements so they can start volunteering in your classroom.
With an emphasis on enhancing teacher skills and learning, the Create Joy Grant will support opportunities that:
Educators will have full discretion over their project, including the planning and the implementation of how they will use their funds, and the Ed Fund is here to support educators with the logistics and planning of their project.
Educators can apply for up to $5,000 for an individual or one class project and $10,000 for a school-wide project. Fall applications are now closed. Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the Spring application timeline.
The Ed Fund partners with Room to Breathe (R2B) to provide Educator Well-Being Stipends to educators from eligible SFUSD schools. This stipend is designed to empower educators to attend to their own personal well-being so that they are best positioned to model well-being for young people and positively contribute to a culture of well-being within the school. In the 2023-24 school year, over 500 educators from eligible schools will receive the grant.
The educator well-being stipend provides every interested adult on campus (both certificated and classified staff) a stipend to use toward a well-being practice of their choice for the duration of one school year.
Note: The stipend is evenly split between two semesters with an opportunity to select a new well-being program/practice at the beginning of each semester.
For the 2023-24 school year, educators from the following 11 schools are eligible for the Educator Well-Being Stipend Initiative from R2B:
The Circle the Schools Program creates partnerships between schools and local companies to help schools reach their unique goals.
Corporate partners can provide large groups of volunteers to help with read aloud activities, Hour of Code, mock interviews, company field trips, Back to School Setup, and other special events.
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