MISSION AND HISTORY
WPEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and advocacy of the public schools in Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista. Through the leadership efforts of the foundation in fund raising, researching, developing and marketing our public schools, long-term partnerships continue to be built with educators, families, local government and the business community to strengthen our schools from kindergarten through high school.
The Westchester/Playa Education Foundation (WPEF) was established by Parents Achieving Results Together (P.A.R.T.) in 2004 and conducted its first community meeting April 2005. WPEF can provide funds for all our schools where local PTA’s can’t and where government funding doesn’t.
Our main goal is to support and enhance an excellent education for all of our children in our local public schools. To do this, we feel we must have:
Productive Classroom Time
Choice Of Enrichment Activities
Safe And Stimulating Environment
Secure Path From K-12 In Our Neighborhood
How is all this getting done?
At this time, all efforts are voluntary, many of our members work outside of being parents, volunteer at our schools and support other causes. Strength is in our numbers - numbers of involved parents, numbers of school administrators and teachers, numbers of neighborhood “stakeholders”, numbers of dollars, numbers found through research, numbers of organized professionals on our “team”, ultimately numbers of fulfilled, nurtured and educated students.
PR & FUNDRAISING
In order to be able to provide enrichment activities, aides in the classrooms, and provide help where it's needed, we need to apply for as many grants as possible. Help in finding, researching, and writing grants.E-mail:
Help spread the word to families of young children (up to kindergarten). Participate by being the liaison between WPEF and parenting classes, pre-schools, mommy and me classes. E-mail:
Liaison between PTA and Booster clubs of each of our seven schools and WPEF, communicating information about achievements, fundraising events, open houses, shows and plays at each school to be advertised on the WPEF website.
Tutor middle school students after school in Math and other subjects
Volunteers to help in finding good programs in Art, Music, Theatre arts, and foreign languages to be implemented at our local schools. E-mail:
Print and distribute the Community Meeting flyers
Develop schedule for press releases and promotional activities with the media and local realtors.
Research additional reporting avenues
Volunteers to be part of one of our fundraisers: 1. Fall fundraiser or 2. Spring Fundraiser
Committee volunteers for each school to coordinate recycling
Help in fundraising from businesses