We've gone Back to School!

start the school year out strong and fund innovative education in Tacoma.

Our teachers are always dreaming up innovative projects. Whether students are testing our local water quality, building a car, or creating art from plastic they've found on the beach, they often need specialized supplies that you're more likely to find at Home Depot than Office Depot. Donations to help us purchase these supplies and continue the real-world, innovative learning.

Below are some projects that are currently raising funds. Or, if you can’t choose, donate to the innovative classroom fund and we’ll distribute the funds as needs arise throughout the year.

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SOTA: Cameras for Photograph
Help SOTA's visual arts department grow their digital photography program. These cameras will enable students to learn the fundamentals of camera operations and taking dynamic photos.

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SOTA film students are encouraged to tell story through all elements and principals of art. Having the right tools in hand are essential for students’ success. With your help I can continue building my audio recording sets, lighting equipment, and camera/camera accessories to meet my students’ needs.

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SAMI: Science Classroom Supplies
SAMI’s science team needs several supplies for our new classes and classroom spaces. Your support will help purchase:

  • A GIANT Periodic Table for the wall of the Chemistry Lab

  • A Classroom supply of diameter tape for Forestry Class

  • 3-5 meter tapes used to lay out transects in Environmental Science, Field Biology, and Marine Biology.

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IDEA: Shell Eco Marathon
Students at the IDEA School are competing against other high school and college students in the Americas in the Shell EcoMarathon. Two teams of students are designing, testing and building a complete fuel efficient urban concept car from scratch. We need your help to purchase the engine, raw materials like steel, carbon fiber, electrical systems and safety materials like helmets, fire vests and seatbelts. Help us compete to build the most fuel efficient vehicle at the EcoMarathon challenge next April at the Sonoma Raceway in California!

We love our donors!  Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donations.  Your donations served over 2,000 students across our community in 2016 by providing access to high-quality educational experiences that developed their passions.

Please consider becoming a sustaining member by giving monthly.  Monthly donations help us budget and have consistent cash flow throughout the year. There is an option to select the frequency of your gift on the donation page.

Thank you for supporting Elements of Education Partners!

Your donation funds innovative programing in the public school system. Ensuring that students find their passions and become leaders in our community.

or send a check to:
Elements of Education Partners
PO Box 1382
Tacoma, WA 98401

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

  • Tagline “presented by __” in all materials.
  • Video that features our partnership, to be used for marketing by your company.
  • Logo in the Artrageous Program, on table décor, banners, and event promos.
  • Logo and tagline in the newsletter that circulates to 3,700 people for all of 2018.
  • Logo on the Elements website for all of 2018.
  • Three promoted mentions in social media.
  • Up to 8 VIP ticket to Artrageous.
  • Student performance or art show available for your office or office party.
  • Lunch with the co-directors and a tour of the schools.
  • Student made thank you gift with your company’s name or logo.

This gift hires one Americorp member to work with high risk students.

Champion - $5,000

  • Logo in the Artrageous Program, on table décor, banners, and event promos.
  • Logo and tagline in the newsletter that circulates to 3,700 people for all of 2018.
  • Logo on the Elements website for all of 2018.
  • One promoted mention in social media.
  • Up to 8 tickets to Artrageous.
  • Lunch with the co-directors and a tour of the schools.
  • Student made thank you gift with your company’s name or logo.

This gift provides staff recruitment, retention, and development at three partner schools.

Partner - $2,500

  • Logo in the Artrageous Program, on table décor, banners, and event promos.
  • Logo in the newsletter that circulates to 3,700 people for all of 2018.
  • Logo on the Elements website for all of 2018.
  • Student made thank you gift with your company’s name or logo.

This gift provides deeper learning through hiring an Adjunct Instructor for a semester.

Community Builder- $1,000

  • Name in the Artrageous Program, on table décor, banners, and event promos.
  • Name in the newsletter that circulates to 3,700 people for all of 2018.
  • Name on the Elements website for all of 2018.
  • Student made thank you gift with your company’s name or logo.

This gift provides supplies for project based learning for one classroom.

Advocate - $750

  • Name in the Artrageous Program, on table décor, and posters.
  • Student made thank you gift with your company’s name or logo.

This gift extends the reach of our admissions team, providing greater access for all students.

Friend - $500

  • Name in the Artrageous Program.
  • Student made thank you gift with your company’s name or logo.

This gift helps us develops and strengthen our community partnerships.

Vision

We envision a future where all students can participate in high quality educational experiences that develop their passions so they become life long learners, thinkers, creators, and activists. 

Mission

Elements of Education Partners transforms the culture of education through innovative Partner Schools and Programs built on the core values of community, balance, thinking, and empathy. 

Challenge

Quality education is unequally distributed and many students fall through the cracks due to lack of engagement. Students that make it through schools are often not prepared for a modern workforce that emphasizes creativity and problem solving. 

Strategy

Elements of Education Partners partners with community resources to provide high quality educational experiences for students. Students at Partner Schools experience innovative curriculum and programs both inside the classroom and through experiences with our Community Partners. The most successful programs expand beyond our schools to become Partner Programs, offered to students across Tacoma Public Schools. 

partner schools

  • Equity-focused Admission Process
  • Full Inclusion Special Education
  • Mentor Group
  • Project Based Education (Miniterm, Microterm, and A&A, Maker’s Space)
  • Marine Science Center
  • Service and Study Tours
  • Robotics

partner programs

  • Next Move Internships
  • Adjunct Artist Program
  • Xplore Summer Program
  • Early Learning Center

community partners

  • Schools in the midst of community resources:
    • MetroParks - Pt. Defiance
    • Downtown Tacoma (UW Tacoma, businesses, museums, and theater district)
  • Sharing space with Business Partners
  • Internship Hosts across the city

Student Outcomes

Graduation Rates

English Language Arts

% Meeting Standard

Next Move Internships, Spring 2017

Donor Impact

Thank you for your financial support! Money raised is used to hire adjunct artists, create innovative pilot programs that promote educational equity, and create learning environments where students are challenged to take ownership of their education. Philanthropy helps us develop community partnerships, expand partner programs, continue innovation at partner schools, and support students as they journey through their formative high school years and beyond. 

Thank you for your financial support! The below chart shows our the percent of spending by category for the previous fiscal year and the budgeted amount for the current fiscal year.

  • Adjunct Instructor Program: the adjunct instructor program brings professionals into the classroom. Students and staff build relationships a professional network to further their interests and discover their passions.
  • Community Development: community partnerships create access for students. Our partnerships ensure that students from across Tacoma are invited to attend our schools; students learn in a variety of community spaces including museums, parks, zoos, and college campuses; students intern at organizations that align with future career aspirations.
  • School Support: direct support provided to the school for supplies and programs not covered by the district
  • Student Programs: fundraising efforts by students to support Service and Study Tours, Robotics, and Senior Projects.