The mission of the Yakima Schools Foundation is to enhance educational programs offered within the Yakima School District No. 7 by raising money to fund immediate needs that support current classrooms and programs, and by establishing and maintaining perpetual funding sources, as well as increasing community involvement in the Yakima Public Schools.
Supporting students & teachers is at the heart of what we do at Yakima Schools Foundation. Together, we can help ensure every student has access and opportunity to benefit from a quality education with the vital resources necessary to succeed academically & support the innovative ideas of teachers for their classrooms.
The start of the 2022 School Year has brought a lot of hope and change for our community. Schools are safely open with very limited signs of the disruptions we faced that last 2 years and we are grateful to see so many opportunities re-emerging for our school community.
The Yakima Schools Foundation announces that our wonderful Executive Director recently left her position with YSF and moved to southwest Washington in order to pursue personal and professional pursuits in her new location.
We are grateful for Priscilla’s service to YSF. She took the reigns of our daily operation in late Spring of 2020 when our community and the entire world was still, for the most part, “locked down” and facing so many unknowns and disruptions due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Priscilla’s energy and creativity kept the momentum of the foundation on a steady course through two very difficult years. She helped us shift to virtual fundraising and socially distanced engagement and helped us transition back to in person events slowly but surely as things “got back to normal” last spring.
Priscilla also helped us expand our involvement in the schools community. She helped line up resources and volunteers to fill backpacks with supplies and gifts for students during the holiday season. She led the coordination of the Washington Middle School Lions Mentorship program connecting middle school students with mentors and activities. She also coordinated the 1st ever Excellence in Education event celebrating the many people and roles they play supporting students in Yakima’s educational community. We appreciate and celebrate Priscilla’s role leading the foundation through so much and know that you all join us in wishing her the best on her new endeavor and future adventures.
The Yakima Schools Foundation is planning to fill Priscilla’s position soon, but admittedly it will be hard to fill her shoes. We all remain committed to our mission and are grateful for all of the support from you and the Yakima education community.
The Yakima Schools Foundation impacted +46% of the District's total student body during the 2020-2021 school year.
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