The Education Fund provides private sector leadership and support for innovation in public education. We design and implement initiatives that involve the entire community in improving our schools.
The Education Fund has always had the mission to enhance public education and now the nonprofit is helping feed needy families. The Fund’s staff and teachers are harvesting produce every week from 51 edible gardens and food forests in our public elementary schools through a project with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition, and Empowered Youth USA.
The Education Fund’s Food Forests for Schools program has received a $100,000 grant from the USDA Farm-to-School grant. The food forests in public elementary schools Miami-Dade County transform schoolyards into outdoor eco-labs that provide both nutrient-dense food for school cafeterias and agricultural education.
The Education Fund announces an endowment fund in memory of board member Myrna Palley. The fund supports the work of budding artists in our public schools for many years to come.