30 Years: Innovation in action for education
Since 1985, The Education Fund has worked side-by-side with the private sector to direct resources where they are needed most in Miami-Dade public schools. Our mission is to design and implement initiatives to improve our schools and bring excellence to public education in Miami-Dade.
The Education Fund's first program awarded mini-grants to classroom teachers. Today, we operate up to a dozen initiatives at any given time, ranging from small grants programs to large-scale school improvement initiatives, all aimed at increasing student achievement.
Together, these programs benefit all of the 390+ schools, 22,000+ teachers and 340,000+ students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
The Plant A Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative (CNI) engages students to plant
and maintain vegetable and herb gardens on school grounds while learning about healthy eating and nutrition through projects and lessons integrated into all subject areas. The goal is to create an edible garden in every school.