"How many "Years of Education" - "Decades of Education" - "Millenniums of Education" are we going to declare and then stand by while our teachers are attacked and our students ignored? It's time to stop declaring our commitment to teachers and schools and start demonstrating it!"
"Students are born with a powerful desire to learn. Everything we do as parents and teachers must ensure that this powerful desire is kept alive. If there were to be one thing to be continually assessed it would be this desire... too many students leave with little to show for their time at school. Too many leave alienated and powerless."
"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."
"Each one of us plays a unique and essential role in improving outcomes for all young people. Particularly in this economy, it will take partnerships between schools, communities, students, parents, elected officials, educators, business leaders, and others to realize a new vision for education in America."
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
Great schools need great partners.
Here’s a list of some of the organizations that are working every day to help San Francisco’s children be successful, now and for generations to come. Behind each of these organization are committed San Franciscans who believe in our children, in our schools and in our future. Join us. And then look what we can do.
Making San Francisco a city of hope, justice and opportunity for all children and their families.
First 5 San FranciscoFirst5sf.org
Helping children bloom by enriching health and education in their first five years of life.
Friends of San Francisco Public LibraryFriendssfpl.org
Creating, stewarding, and supporting a superior, free public library system in San Francisco.
Hirsch and AssociatesHirschassoc.com
Helping individuals, families and foundations meet their charitable goals. Hirsch & Associates, LLC connects clients to their philanthropy and the nonprofit community in a way that is both practical and meaningful.
Parents for Public Schools San FranciscoPpssf.org
A network of parents working together to build and ensure quality public schools for all children in San Francisco.
Masons of CaliforniaFreemason.org
Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. The Masons of California have supported public education since 1850, and invested in our communities and our future with programs that touch the lives of thousands of Californians each year.
San Francisco Chamber of CommerceSfchamber.com
Attracting, developing and retaining business in San Francisco.
San Francisco Mayor’s OfficeSfgov.org
Creating a city where children thrive.
San Francisco Education FundSfedfund.org
Engages community and leverages financial and human capital to ensure all San Francisco public school students reach their full potential. We accomplish our mission by enhancing teacher quality, fostering youth engagement, mobilizing volunteers, and implementing strategic partnerships. (Recently merged with San Francisco School Volunteers.)
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their FamiliesDcyf.org
Raising San Franciscans Together.
San Francisco FoundationSff.org
Mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy.
San Francisco School AllianceSfschoolalliance.org
Developing strategic partnerships, raising money, and advocating for policies to ensure that each student in our city’s public schools has access to world-class learning opportunities and is successfully prepared for higher education, employment, and citizenship in the 21st century.
San Francisco School VolunteersSfedfund.org - Volunteers
Recruits, supports and engages a community of volunteers who inspire public school students to achieve their full potential. (Recently merged with San Francisco Education Fund.)
San Francisco Unified School DistrictSfusd.edu
The mission of the San Francisco Unified School District is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.
Silver Giving FoundationSilvergiving.org
Improving education and expanding opportunities for children and youth in California.
Promoting good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area, through research, education and advocacy.
United Educators of San FranciscoUesf.org
Seeking consistently higher levels of student achievement; promoting democratic dynamics, fairness, and due process for all in public education and the union; improving the quality of the teaching force; improving the terms and conditions under which adults and children work and learn.