Loudoun Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging our community to inv The Loudoun Education Foundation focuses on making connections with individuals, organizations and local businesses interested in supporting educational programs within Loudoun County Public Schools and identying the programs that need funding.
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LEF is so excited to celebrate the debut TEAM KENTRON, a film project produced by A Place To Be and aligned with Loudoun County Public Schools' social-emotional curriculum.
Twice a month, a new episode of TEAM KENTRON will be shown in every 2nd through 5th grade homeroom.
We enjoyed the "premiere" of the project at Cobb Movie Theaters Leesburg Va, alongside the program's sponsors: Inova Loudoun Hospital, The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and Microsoft.
Meet the LEF team! Courtney Soria is our Backpack Coalition Assistant and the newest member of our team! She also is the child of a teacher, a proud LCPS mom, and a beekeeper and gardener 🐝🪴
Say hi 👋 and send us your answers below👇
Fact: More than 60% of US households live paycheck-to-paycheck, with many struggling to pay the grocery bill.
Last week was LEF’s biggest week ever for Backpack Coalition pickups, shining a light on the very real community need.
When submissions for our Innovation in Education classroom grants closed last Friday, we had a record 82 applications!
This is great (and we’re reviewing every application now) but it also demonstrates the need inside Loudoun County Public Schools classrooms.
Please consider donating to support future Innovation in Education grants: https://loudouneducationfoundation.org/donate/
Over the next five days, a $50 donation to the Loudoun Education Foundation can secure your chance to win some impressive raffle prizes, like this one-week Deep Creek vacation!
The drawing will take place during LEF's Annual Golf Classic on Monday—no need to be present to win: https://events.golfstatus.com/event/a7db639a-a92d-4544-87d7-84b0cc486288/register
Meet the LEF team! Kirslyn Schell-Smith is our Backpack Coalition Coordinator, but knows that her true calling was naming crayons and professionally writing letters 🖍✍️
Say hi 👋 and send us your answers below👇
We’re so excited to welcome Brian Diemar and Susan Mitchell to the LEF Board of Trustees! 🙌
Susan and Brian bring industry experience and outstanding local networks to our board. We’re very fortunate to have people of their character to help further LEF’s mission, empowering all students to make meaningful contributions to the world. 🌎
The Loudoun County Public Schools Elevate Loudoun Student Conference and Computer Science Internship Fair (11/1, 9AM-3PM) is a great chance to network with future interns and employees!
If your business would benefit from being there, please register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOOOvYZOOxMAI0p_rBAI7g00XDs3lmxWUBwZs2XCuGP5Kztw/viewform
Katherine Bretcko envisioned a sensory path to help students adjust and reset - a perfect project for LEF’s Innovation in Education grants!
Loudoun County Public Schools educators are encouraged to apply before the end of September: https://youtu.be/lyc9GRJE-Xw
LEF Teacher Classroom Grant in Action at Sully Elementary School Check out the sensory path for students at Sully Elementary School, made possible by the Loudoun Education Foundation Teacher Classroom Grants!The Loudoun Ed...
Not So Fun Fact: 40% of new teachers leave within 5 years.
Reach VA, a regional program operated by LEF, is working to change that, providing high-quality professional development and mentorship for teachers.
Learn more about its impact: https://loudouneducationfoundation.org/first-year-prince-william-teacher-credits-mentoring-program-to-surviving-teaching-amid-the-pandemic/
Less than 3 weeks until we join friends at Creighton Farms for the Annual LEF Golf Classic! One way you can support without even showing up is by buying a raffle ticket today
Raffles will be drawn on Oct. 3 and you do not have to be present to win these awesome prizes: https://events.golfstatus.com/event/a7db639a-a92d-4544-87d7-84b0cc486288/register
Future jobs will be increasingly reliant on STEM education, which is why we’re excited to see Amazon Web Services sponsoring the 2022 Girl emPower Summit and supplying a talented panel to discuss "STEM for Change: Equity & Diversity."
Registration link 👇
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Meet the LEF team! Letty Kayser is our office manager and exec admin, better known as Pam, Season 7, Episode 2! She is also a mom who has spent time as a Loudoun County Public Schools educator.
Say hi 👋 and send us your answers below👇
Last fiscal year was huge for LEF, as we:
✅ grew our team
✅ doubled down on our efforts
✅ helped students and educators dream big!
Check out our annual report: https://www.beautiful.ai/player/-NAdepWzzQgP3zKmH-OD/LEF-FY22-Annual-Report
LEF FY22 Annual Report Get started with Beautiful.ai today.
What a day! The LEF team joined Dr. Ziegler to surprise special education teacher Meghan Alice Smith with the first Year of the Educator Prize: a round-trip Southwest flight. ✈️ Each month, we’re surprising a randomly selected educator with a BIG prize. (Want contribute a prize? Learn more at lcps.pub/3cXIMTp.)
Meet the LEF team! Kari Murphy is our director of development, in addition to being a mom, globetrotter, pickleballer and humanitarian around Loudoun County.
Say hi 👋 and send us your answers below 👇
Looking for a part-time gig of 15-20 hours per week?
LEF needs a Backpack Coalition Program Assistant to assist in distributing 900 meals per week to underserved students.
Help change lives!
Apply today: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=3c9a0141be6e5e1a&from=mobRdr&utm_source=%2Fm%2F&utm_medium=redir&utm_campaign=dt
Thanks to community support for a network of programs - including LEF’s Backpack Coalition - students at Loudoun County Public Schools can focus on studies instead of hunger.
Thanks to Loudoun Now for the feature! Read it here: https://www.loudounnow.com/2022/08/22/local-food-programs-gearing-up-for-start-of-school/
Meet the LEF team! Danielle Nadler is our executive director, in addition to being a mom, cyclist, storyteller and friendly face around Loudoun County.
Say hi 👋 and send us your answers below 👇
We're very excited to collaborate with Amazon Web Services, Loudoun County Public Schools and CodeVA to bring the AWS Think Big Space to J.L. Simpson Middle School!
This new, 2,100-sq-ft room gives students and teachers interactive, hands-on technical education in cloud computing training. More 👇
To all Loudoun County Public Schools students and educators:
Let’s make this the best school year EVER!
The first day of Loudoun County Public Schools is here! What did YOU do this summer?
LEF collaborated with the LCPS Math Department, The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Equinix, Inc., and JL Edwards on BEAM Summer Math Discovery, introducing 108 underserved 7th graders to advanced math, including Lenny. Hear his story of transformation and more:
Thank you to Loudoun United FC for hosting a hygiene drive during Saturday’s game — and for donating $500 worth of hygiene items to help us stock LEF's school pantries for students in need!
And oh what a game it was! Congrats on the win over Atlanta United!
At the 2021 LEF Golf Classic, our generous sponsors, partners and supporters came together to raise nearly $100k to support Loudoun County Public Schools students and teachers.
With your help, we can make 2022 the biggest year ever! Sign up today: http://loudouneducationfoundation.org/events/golf/
Countdown to kickoff: See you Saturday at the LEF - Loudoun United FC Back to School Bash at Segra Field!
Please bring an unopened hygiene product to donate to LCPS students, and receive a BOGO ticket to one of LUFC's three remaining home games this season.
Learn More: https://patch.com/virginia/ashburn/loudoun-united-fc-hosts-hygiene-drive-local-schools
Calling all Loudoun County Public Schools teachers! 🗣
Applications for LEF's Innovation in Education grants are now open, and we're ready to award $500-1500 for projects that help students be successful in the classroom and beyond.
Learn More + Apply Today: http://loudouneducationfoundation.org/grants/teacher-classroom-grants/
It is fitting that LEF's Annual Golf Classic is returning to Creighton Farms, a course that was designed by one of golf's greatest minds, to challenge players to think!
Join us for a beautiful day and a great cause on Oct. 3! Sign up here: https://loudouneducationfoundation.org/events/golf/
We're hiring! 🤝
LEF seeks a Backpack Coalition Program Assistant to help distribute weekend meals to 900+ underserved students at 24-30 schools. This position works closely with our partners and volunteers to ensure students stay fed and focused.
Apply today! 👇
The biggest bash in Loudoun will be at Loudoun United FC on August 20!
Get your tickets today and plan to bring unopened hygiene products, which will be used to help LCPS students at the start of the new school year.
Donors will receive a BOGO ticket for one of the three remaining LUFC home games on the 2022 schedule!
LEF is proud to partner with the for the Annual Car Show in downtown Leesburg. Proceeds help support student scholarships!
This is a great opportunity to get your business in front of the many in the community that come out for this beloved tradition.
For more info contact [email protected].
Vehicle registration is $25 Preregister or $30 on the day of the show.
Vehicle line-up at 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
LEF Executive Director Danielle Nadler and Trustee Wade Tetsuka are inviting you to play The Club at Creighton Farms on October 3rd!
Join us for the annual Loudoun Education Foundation Golf Classic, and support students and teachers from Loudoun County Public Schools: LoudounEducationFoundation.org/golf.
We have an important ask! Things like shampoo, toothpaste, and breakfast bars are basic needs that make all the difference in a young student's success.
Would you consider hosting a hygiene or food drive with your neighborhood, team, church, or office? We'd love to work with you!
We're so excited to support Loudoun County Public Schools' new advanced math summer camp for 100+ middle school students!
This program would not be possible without the generous support of The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Equinix, Inc., and JL Edwards Enterprises.
Read the great coverage by Loudoun Now: https://www.loudounnow.com/2022/07/20/beam-summer-program-geared-toward-rising-7th-graders/
Looking for a great way to give back during the summer?
We still have openings to pack our Backpack Coalition food bags, which are delivered to hungry students across the county. Sign up your organization, family and friends for a good cause: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa9a82aa6fdc43-summer
Team work makes the dream work.
The annual LEF Golf Classic is right around the corner! Now is the perfect time to sign up as a sponsor, foursome or player.
Enjoy a day on the links, great prizes, and support the students and teachers that are creating our brighter future ⛳
The Summer Math Discovery program has been a huge Year 1 success! Based on the BEAM (Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics) program, the math summer camp serves 108 rising 7th graders who are economically disadvantaged and/or living in historically marginalized communities experiencing opportunity gaps. Next year, the program will grow to 190 students, thanks to the generous sponsors!
Loudoun County Public Schools Math Supervisor Nicole Augone oversees the program and shares the origin story of the grant that funded the program. Working with Augone, LEF secured the $411,200 to make the program possible. Funding partners are: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation ($400k grant), Equinix, Inc. ($10,000), and JL Edwards Enterprises ($1,200). Here’s to a great team effort!
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