SEF Funds Support Music Education

Thanks to the support of our community partners, SEF provides programming that serves thousands of students across 8 school sites in the San Gabriel Unified School District. We love receiving and sharing updates on the programs we support, like music classes for elementary students!

During the 2018/19 school year, SEF support for the SGUSD Music Immersion & Expansion program reached over $14,000. Today, we are still smiling!

Music gives students the skills that support their academic success in many areas of development including intellectual and social-emotional learning, math and motor skills, language development and literacy. We truly believe the arts have the power to change lives!

We love seeing the smiles on students’ faces as they experience the joy of creating music. The kids get to play on African drums, scarves, boomwhackers, keyboard/music stands and posters all purchased with funds provided by the foundation. 

SEF Supporting Music Education in San Gabriel Public Schools? We say keep the music coming!

We hope you are inspired to help us with our efforts to continue the momentum we have going! By making a donation today, you help us reach our goals of impacting the lives of each and every student.

SEF helps fund college readiness in SGUSD

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness platform for high school students and their parents that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and strives to improve student outcomes.

Over the course of a student’s high school education, GHS College & Career Counselor Ms. Machado states “students can create a 4-year course plan, build a resume, and manage college application deadlines. Students and parents can also research careers and colleges by comparing GPA and standardized test scores to actual historical data from past Gabrielino students who have applied and been admitted. Naviance also lets us share information with the students and their parents about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information”. 

To make a donation in support of this or other programs we support click here.

For more information, please contact the Gabrielino High School College and Career Center.

Supporting College & Career Readiness for GHS Students? We say YES!!

The Power of Education Inside & Outside the Classroom


Last November, 324 grades K-5, Coolidge Elementary School students were treated to a Mobile Dairy Classroom presentation courtesy of the Dairy Council of California.

The program integrates Language Arts, Math, and Science as well as providing a visually stimulating experience that allows for students to get up close and personal with the cow as well as local agriculture ambassadors. This furthers students’ understanding of how milk is processed from cow to container.

In the Primary presentation, students learned new vocabulary, anatomy of a cow, how milk goes from the cow to the refrigerator, and the importance of agriculture and a healthy diet and exercise. In the Intermediate presentation, in addition to the above, students discovered the ruminant digestive system and the agricultural technology used in the making of different foods from milk.

Providing students with hands on learning experiences inside & outside of the classroom? We say YES!!

SEF Provides $1,000 in Grant Awards in Support of Literacy

SEF’s Fall Reading Challenge Continues to Make a Positive Impact!

Recently SEF provided 2,087 students on all 5 elementary sites 3 books, a school pride & spirit reading reminder wristband and a student-designed bookmark. We’re excited to continue the momentum!!

We are proud to announce the following classroom and school site winners of SEF’s Fall Reading Challenge. It’s also our honor to provide each of the recipients with grant awards to purchase books for their classrooms and school site library respectively.

McKinley Elementary School Site Library – $500.00
Ms. Julia Constable’s First Grade (Coolidge) – $100.00
Ms. Paula Reid’s Kindergarten (McKinley) – $100.00
Ms. Christina Esparza’s Third Grade (Roosevelt) – $100.00
Ms. Tammy Shimazu’s First Grade (Washington) – $100.00
Ms. Ingid Lin’s Kindergarten (Wilson) –  $100.00

SEF Supporting Literacy and Children’s Positive Academic Outcomes? We say YES!!


SEF Brings The Music Center to McKinley

The Educational Foundation is excited to bring another incredible Music Center performance to our elementary schools. Brass Pacifica, five talented musicians showcasing brass instruments, will perform for all of the McKinley students on Friday, January 19th. Donate now to help SEF continue these programs.