Partnership Spotlight: The Surplus Store

CCEF is proud to receive contributions from both the CCUSD parent community as well as Culver City’s local businesses like The Surplus Store. The Edell-Naylor family owns this specialty store with a 78-year history, and Jaime Edell Naylor experienced the benefit of a CCUSD education first-hand. Her father, John Edell, is a CCHS graduate and…

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Champions Arts Education

The Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) takes great pride in making connections with local stakeholders, engaging them as partners to increase opportunities for our students. Culver City is lucky to have a robust creative community, and many have joined CCEF’s Business Partnership Program to positively impact our schools. Companies like Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) provide…

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Celebrating National Arts in Education Week 2023

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From September 10-16th, CCEF joins the nation in celebrating “National Arts in Education Week.” Hands-on visual and performing arts opportunities are an essential part of a well-rounded educational experience. CCUSD’s dedicated arts educators not only teach technical skills and encourage creativity, but they also allow learners to hone their problem-solving skills, and develop effective teamwork…

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A Taste of Culver City Brings the Community Together

On May 7, 2023, we gathered 800+ CCUSD families and community members to spend their Sunday afternoon on the iconic Culver Studios front lawn, sampling delicious dishes from Culver City’s vibrant restaurant scene! It is our hope that every guest got a “taste” of how uniquely special our neighborhood is by mingling with our restaurant and booth partners, watching the incredible local…

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Culver City Students Learn from Professional Arts Organizations in the Front and Center Theatre Collaborative

Culver City Students Learn from Professional Arts Organizations in the Front and Center Theatre Collaborative Does your elementary student come home talking about pirates or storytellers in their classrooms? Do you wonder how your high schooler got to see a performance at a local theater? These experiences and more are made possible by the Front…

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Fifth Grade Students Build Confidence at Science Camp

To further the goal of inspiring students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) has partnered with the district to provide funding to send all fifth graders to an overnight science camp experience at the Pali Institute in the San Bernardino Mountains. Starting this school year,…

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CCEF Secures Grants to Support Classroom Innovation at Lin Howe Elementary

In collaboration with CCEF, the Culver City Rotary Community Foundation along with CCUSD parents Justin & Mena Jampol have each pledged $10,000 in grant funding  for Linwood E. Howe Elementary to create two new shared learning spaces which will be used by multiple classrooms and intervention teachers to support students with smaller group instruction throughout the day. Teachers and administration…

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CCRCF Funds Preschool to High School Classrooms through Rotary Teacher Grants

In December 2022 the Culver City Rotary Community Foundation (CCRCF), in partnership with the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF), awarded Teacher Grants totaling $20,000 for a wide range of classroom projects. On December 14, awardees attended a festive reception at the Culver City Rotary Plaza, where CCRCF President Carmela Raack, CCRCF Vocational Chair Jodie Fratantuno,…

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Young Artists Experiment with Clay

Beginning the 2022-2023 school year, every CCUSD elementary school will have the capacity to include ceramics instruction in their visual arts curriculum. In line with the district’s goals to build an equitable experience in art education, the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) has provided funding to equip each school site with tools and supplies for…

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