We are delighted to announce and welcome a new member to the SEF Board of Directors, Hugo Correa. Hugo is Senior Vice President, Account & Financial Reporting Officer for Cathay Bank. In addition to his role at Cathay Bank, he has selflessly served the San Gabriel community in various capacities for over 15 years. His qualifications and expertise has guided his efforts in various leadership roles such as Regional Commissioner for AYSO Region 40, City of San Gabriel Parks and Recreation Commissioner, La Casa Community Center Board Member, Member of the San Gabriel Unified School District Facilities Oversight Committee and Budgeting Oversight Committee, within the City of San Gabriel, Jr. Achievement and various other non profit 501c3 agencies. The positive impact he has made in our community cannot be understated.
We are extremely grateful for the time and dedication Hugo has already provided our organization. He will begin transitioning from his current role within the Foundation serving as a Community Art Project Advisory Committee Member to serve on the Executive Board as Treasurer, replacing retiring board member Nancy Listiawan.
We graciously thank Hugo for sharing his incredible leadership experience, skills, knowledge and a passion for positive change within our community. His valued perspective and background will help us continue to realize growth, build partnerships and ensure performance and for this we are grateful!
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Join us as we honor our very own community champions…our SEF Board Members!
The SEF Board of Trustees is a dedicated group of individuals who strive to motivate and inspire stakeholder commitment. They focus on the significant work that must be done to ensure the mission of the foundation contributes positively to the lives of students in San Gabriel public schools.
Today we are highlighting SEF Board Member and Assistant Marketing & Communications Chair, Kacie Bauzon. Kacie is guided with purpose and defined outcomes visible through her efforts in the development of the monthly SEF eNewsletter designed to highlight the mission, fundraising goals, partners, engagement opportunities and accomplishments of our organization.
We are especially grateful for her efforts to build the SEF brand and awareness of the foundation and have been told that the newsletter provides rich and engaging content that helps the community feel connected to our schools and our students and could not be more proud. Additionally, Kacie enthusiastically serves as the liaison to the incredibly talented graphic design team at The CRP Group whose investment in the foundation single handedly is increasing visibility, effectiveness and efficiency for us.
With a clear purpose and a positive approach Kacie is creating (and part of) a very special winning team! Thank you Kacie for your efforts in generating consistent and compelling communication that is delivered to a community wide audience. Together we can all stand proudly in support of the work that we do and the difference that we make!
Are you interested in learning more about your local community education foundation and those who govern it? We invite you to visit the SEF Board Page to learn more about each of our dedicated board members and to contact us if you would like to join this group of dynamic individuals.
Increase the capacity of your generosity with an employer matching gift! Matching gifts essentially double your donation. See if your employer will match your donation.
You can generally do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process. This is done after you have made your donation to SEF…it’s that simple!
Thank YOU and many thanks to your employer for their commitment to supporting you and your charitable causes!
Please use this information when preparing your matching gift request for your employer:
Organization: San Gabriel Educational Foundation Tax ID/EIN: 95-4023144 Contact Name: Adela Angiuli Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: (626) 451-5465
We invite all SGUSD employees to contribute to the Foundation!
Tax deductible contributions provide much needed support to the Foundation and our ongoing efforts to sustain and grow enrichment programming for all students in San Gabriel public schools. However large or small, the participation of San Gabriel District employees counts!
The SEF Watershed Explorer Program has been designed as an after school educational enrichment opportunity for students in San Gabriel public schools.
Throughout the 2 day course, students will learn about their place in our environment, how it is affected by their decisions and actions, and will be inspired to conserve and celebrate the San Gabriel Valley Watershed. Using their newly taught mapping skills, students will explore the geology, topography and climate of the local region.
As students become familiar with the physical boundaries and conditions of the watershed to which they belong, they will analyze and assess current conditions and problems in the Los Angeles River. Additionally, working in small groups they will develop solutions to issues pertaining specifically to water usage and conservation and develop a public service announcement aimed to raise awareness surrounding watershed conservation.
Prior to completing the course students will learn how to harvest rainwater at home and pledge to become water conservationists all from the comfort of their own home via the Zoom platform.
Former SEF Board President Dr. Chasity Jennings Nunez highlighted the foundation in an article for ColoradoBoulevard.net. We are extremely grateful to the team of individuals who find the strength to persevere and endure in their commitment to the mission of SEF and for the many wonderful agencies and organizations that continue to do good work in spite of storms that they are facing. It is with great courage that they share their talent and skills in service to others. We are stronger together!
During the 2020/21 academic year, we are proud to have provided free parent education workshops, student enrichment programming and family events all in accordance with our very own health and wellness initiatives.
Recently, we partnered with Pound instructor AJ King to bring her amazing Pound class to our community. She designed a full body workout perfect for letting loose, toning up and letting out stress. It is with an enormous amount of gratitude we would like to thank Pound instructor AJ King for partnering with us to bring virtual exercise classes to our community.
Together we have facilitated classes for the teachers, the adult community and coming soon…the students!!
We have already received many inquiries from those who were unable to participate in our free class yesterday evening. Don’t miss out on upcoming programs and events…stay updated on our website where you can sign up to receive our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.
What is Pound?
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
SEFs Parent Engagement Webinar Series Continues! SEF partners with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the San Gabriel Police Department Community Engagement Team in support of a Safe & Healthy Community Together!
Striving to increase awareness surrounding mental health and its potential incidence and impact for students and families SEF proudly partnered with presenters Dr’s Maria Martinez and Nicolas Beliz, from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, to deliver a mental health workshop, in both English and Spanish. The workshop was designed to provide participants with information, insights and ideas intended to support mental health for students and within families. Participants learned how to recognize indicators of possible mental health issues and were provided with a list of resources and strategies to promote mental health.
Additionally, we partnered with San Gabriel Police Officer’s Dane Woolwine, Stacy Gutierrez and Cecily Ramirez, from the San Gabriel Police Department Community Engagement Team, to share helpful information surrounding internet safety with our families during our Cyber Safety webinar. Recognizing students today are living largely within a digital community, participants learned how important it is to talk with them about online risks, how to avoid them and how to reach them to reach out to a parent or other adult when something goes wrong.
Activate privacy features through the browser or your internet service provider.
Set clearly defined rules surrounding online activity. Explaining the reason for each rule and the hazard it protects against can help your child understand potential risks. Rules should protect your child’s privacy, safety and personal information.
Initiate communication with your child. An open conversation can help them feel comfortable talking with you even about uncomfortable things they may encounter online.
Sharing community through a virtual culinary experience for the entire family.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
You’re invited to join SEF for a family culinary experience, Mi Casa Es Tu Casa with Chef Bret Thompson! Join us on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 for a fun and fabulous cooking event for the whole family.Whether you are an experienced chef, a novice or anywhere in between, our cooking event is a great way to create a meal together as a family, improve your skills, meet friends in our community and have a whole lot of fun all from the comfort of your own home!
Sign up today for this social, informative and completely hands-on virtual experience where you will engage with the chef and create your very own meal. Registration details are provided on the flier below. Space is limited and the class will be filled first come, first serve.
The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF), a 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to partnering with parents and the community to give San Gabriel Unified School District students unique learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.
Painless Donation via Amazon
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Give Using Goodshop
Save money AND help our students. SEF has teamed up with Goodshop to make it even easier to give. Click on the link to sign up at goodshop.com so you can shop, save money and donate at the same time!