2021-2022 Year in Review

We are so grateful for our wonderful donors who help provide the foundational support for the education our students deserve. In the 2021-2022 school year, CCEF granted over $400,000 to help students create, imagine, achieve, problem-solve, and grow. Some highlights include: Funding over 1,200 hours of music education programs in our elementary schools with Symphonic…

Read More

Creativity Abounds in Elementary Art & Innovation Labs

Elementary grade students have already started creating and problem solving in their Culver City Art & Innovation Lab. The Culver City Art & Innovation Labs (CCAIL) incorporate both visual arts and pre-engineering learning standards. Taught by a dedicated CCAIL teacher at each school, all TK – 5th grade students receive 3 hours of CCAIL instruction…

Read More

CCEF Celebrates 40 Years at The Ruby Gala

Thanks to tremendous community support, the Ruby Gala surpassed its goal of raising $175,000 for the programs CCEF funds across the district! Nearly 200 community members and CCUSD families attended the beautiful evening at Playa Studios as CCEF culminated its milestone anniversary celebration – it’s because of each supporter that the foundation has been able to sustain…

Read More

Ed Foundation Supports Classroom Innovation

How can we best prepare our students for the future? There are endless opportunities for career development in technology, and Culver City Unified School District prioritizes hands-on learning that can lead to a successful future beyond the classroom. For 40 years, local families and businesses have made contributions to Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF) that…

Read More

The Impact of Music in Our Schools

87% of teachers and 81% of parents believe children should have a chance to learn to play musical instruments as early as elementary school.* Sadly, many school districts only offer limited music instruction opportunities due to a lack of public funding. Your donations to CCEF fund initiatives throughout CCUSD beginning at the elementary level that provide…

Read More

Watch our School Gardens Grow

Every year the Culver City Education Foundation grants $1,000 to each CCUSD elementary school to help grow and sustain their school learning gardens. In effort to support sustainability awareness across the district, this funding provides a science-based opportunity for students to establish a greater respect for the environment. Each grade has an opportunity to work…

Read More

STEM Learning in 3D at Culver City Middle School

Thank you to Ms. Erin Wilke, Culver City Middle School’s STEM teacher, for sending images of the creative work her students have developed using the 3D printers funded by CCEF. 3D printers allow students to design and create 3D objects. They’re an amazing tool for STEM and STEAM classrooms because they provide hands-on lessons that…

Read More

Art & Innovation Lab Opens for Creativity

With our focus on supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics programs within the CCUSD school system, CCEF is proud to make funding possible for the CCUSD Art & Innovation Labs (CCAIL) at our elementary schools. This re-visioning of the Visual Arts & Makerspace programs is helping to develop the creative and visual skills of students in grades TK-5. The program…

Read More

SIP for our Schools is a Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in our SIP for Our Schools whiskey tasting and fundraising event last weekend – virtually as well as in-person at the Wende Museum. We’re thrilled to share that together we raised more than $60,000 in support of CCEF’s mission to ensure every student in the CCUSD district has a…

Read More

HUDL Pilot Program Kicks Off

CCEF is proud to provide funding for a pilot program for student athletes and coaches to utilize HUDL software. HUDL will provide video review and performance analysis tools for our high school sports teams like never before. Coaches can help athletes learn from mistakes in practice and games, and students can further develop their skills to…

Read More