The LightBay Foundation Keeps Kids Learning in Los Angeles
When students cannot go to school, their learning will be shaped to a great degree by the resources available in their homes, which means the novel coronavirus threatens to widen educational inequity in America. The LightBay Foundation is proud to announce that it has provided a gift of $100,000 to DonorsChoose to support students and teachers in high-poverty schools throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
DonorsChoose, a non-profit crowdfunding platform dedicated to supporting public school teachers, has established a program called “Keep Kids Learning” as a way to let teachers in the nation’s highest poverty schools send their students personalized education care packages during these unprecedented times. Nearly 70,000 of DonorsChoose’s pre-vetted teachers work at schools where 90%+ of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The Keep Kids Learning program will help teachers in these communities supply their students with books, food, and other essential educational items during school closures.
100% of the funds raised for the Keep Kids Learning campaign will be put in the hands of teachers to purchase and send students vital learning materials. For those interested in learning more about DonorsChoose or supporting its mission of addressing the immediate needs of the most vulnerable children in our communities, please visit www.donorschoose.org/keepkidslearning.
DonorsChoose is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, over 4.2 million people and partners have contributed $950 million to support 1.6 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank you letters and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose their highest ratings for transparency and accountability.
About The LightBay Foundation
The LightBay Foundation, founded by Los Angeles-based private equity firm, LightBay Capital, benefits from a fixed portion of LightBay Capital’s fees and carried interest. The LightBay Foundation strives to help provide all students access to high-quality education, advance and expand access to world-class healthcare, and support poverty alleviation by providing basic needs and job training for families. For more information, please visit www.lightbay.com.