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Invest In Our Success

Our school’s remarkable success has been fueled by the unwavering commitment of our supporters. These resources allow us to develop innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of our school. While we’ve demonstrated our ability to do more with less, with $2,500 in cuts per student in the past two years, we need help to sustain our school and continue to grow.




Programs for Sustained Growth and College Success

Our funding needs fall into three main categories that comprise our formula for success:

KIDS + TEACHERS = COLLEGE SUCCESS


  • Educational Materials (maps, smart boards, computers, etc)
  • Enrichment Programs (Yosemite, athletics, etc)
  • Elective Courses (art & design, programming, etc)

  • Instructional Coaches
  • Teacher Aids & Residencies (apprenticeships)
  • Family and College Resource Center


  • College Tours (Bay Area, Southern California, East Coast)
  • Scholarship Support (merit- and need-based)
  • "The Bookstore" (college gear to use/wear on campus)

The initiatives above are designed to provide our students with the opportunities and support necessary to ensure their successful journey to and through the college or university of their choice. We gladly accept donations made online or by mail. Please email donate@epapa.org with any questions.


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Making Every Dollar Count
Source: Ed-Data, DataQuest (CA Dept of Educ)

As a charter school in an underserved community, we have access to roughly half the per-pupil funding from the state, compared to other schools in the surrounding area. The chart at right illustrates the striking disparity in per-pupil funding between EPAPA and our Silicon Valley neighbors.

This funding gap has not translated into an achievement gap, however. On the contrary, our remarkable achievements clearly show that our hard-working students, staff and families make the most of our limited resources. In fact, when it comes to serving traditionally disadvantaged students, besides pushing them harder than our counterparts, EPAPA is clearly better-equipped to serve students who have too often been left behind by the public education system. The chart at right shows how EPAPA students out-perform students from a similar background who attend nearby schools. It's also worth noting that these charts compare the results for only those students who are actually enrolled in college-prep classes. While all EPAPA students are enrolled in courses that satisfy the CSU/UC a-g requirements, at large comprehensive schools, low-income students and students of color are frequently discouraged from taking courses in the "college-prep track".

Our school represents a remarkable proof point for the argument that resources, when placed in the hands of capable professionals with high expectations, can promote amazing results. In short, EPAPA provides a powerful return on investment.



Donate by Mail
Please send the donation form and your check (payable to "East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy") to:
East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
ATTN: Office of Development
P.O. Box 51717
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Donation Certificates
All donations to EPAPA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We automatically send you a donation certificate when you make a donation. Please let us know if you require additional documentation for your donation. Email donate@epapa.org with questions.

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Matching Gifts, Corporate Donations, Securities and In-Kind Donations
We appreciate your support in any form, and we can help you arrange a wide varity of donations to our school, including corporate gifts, stocks, and in-kind donations. For more information about the various types of donations we can accept, please contact Mike Berman, our Director of Development and Community Partnerships (michael.berman@epapa.org, ph: 650-400-6853). For corporate matching gifts, send verification documents to our Development Director by email or the address listed above.

All donations to EPAPA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We automatically send you a donation certificate when you make a donation. Please let us know if you require additional documentation for your donation. Email donate@epapa.org with questions.

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