Three of our board members have joined forces to magnify your contributions to the We Climb campaign with a $150,000 challenge grant! New contributions will now be matched dollar-for-dollar by new Vice-Chair Vince Gonzales and Jeffrey Garcia of the Value Schools Board of Directors and fellow Stanford University alumnus Juan Bustamante of the Value Schools Foundation Board.
"It is with great pleasure and pride that we strongly, strongly urge you to give a big, double thumbs up to this project."
Each year since 2015 Value Schools celebrates the Jerry Awards. The award is named for our founder, Dr. Jerome Porath, who created Value Schools in 2000.
English teacher Yuria Koga didn’t expect to become a distance educator overnight. She already used digital presentation resources to conduct her English classes, but only with students there in the room. Would she discover tech features to replace her handwritten edits and post-it notes at the board? Sure.
Final Score: 42-31: On February 27, 2020 the Central City Value High school girls’ basketball team, led by Coach Jasmine Bryant, met the challenge and won the CIF Division 3 City Championship.
When the order came in mid-March to close down public school facilities in Los Angeles, the Downtown Value School staff knew they would have to move fast to make sure the rest of the year’s curriculum wouldn’t be lost.
Three years ago, our generous donors Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Dorothy Clougherty, gave their piano to Value Schools. It acts, in part, as a space of daily practice and joy for one of our students, Yiting, a sophomore at University Prep Value.
This year, sophomore Neily L. from University Prep Value was selected to participate in the Idyllwild Arts Academy.
For the second year in a row, our students and families came together to support We Climb, our $4 Million campaign for a state-of-the-art campus for Everest Value School.