Collaboration and support from businesses, community organizations, and local citizens, enables DCEF to create and deliver innovative educational programs, leverages resources, awards grants and scholarships, all which improve our community
100% of all fundraising goes directly to support scholarships, grants, enrichment programs and special projects
Last year over $168,000 was donated by corporations, foundations, and individuals
Close to 300 families, corporations, and foundations provided financial support to make the Mobile Innovation Lab a reality
Without sponsorships and participation from individuals and businesses within our community and area in our annual fundraising events these programs would not be possible.
The Narwhal Learning Center is DCEF's latest 'big idea'. It is a two-phase project at Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center and includes a trail with interdisciplinary learning stations and an outdoor amphitheater/classroom. It will provide connectivity to existing trail systems making these neighborhoods safely accessible. This area will not only be used by teachers as an outdoor learning space but also by the community as a venue for speakers, musicians, actors. This is a collaborative effort with local businesses and community leaders working with administrators, teachers and students to meet & exceed curriculum needs and be a long-term asset to our community.
DCEF's Mobile Innovation Lab Project transformed a handicap accessible school bus into a state-of-the-art STEAM mobile classroom that travels to each of DASD's ten elementary schools ensuring equitable access to work with the advanced technologies and participate in unique educational experiences. Housed within the Mobile Innovation Lab are all the tools, materials and instructional supports including Wi-Fi connectivity, computers and robotics kits to ensure that all 6,000 K-5 students regardless of gender, race, ability, or income gain confidence in their ability to succeed in a STEM/STEAM related field.
The Innovation Lab is powered by the generous support of over 350 donors.
Special thanks to:
Krapf School Bus
West Pharmaceutical Services
Harper Family Foundation
Denron Sign Company
Freeman Family Foundation
First Priority Bank
First Resource Bank