December Tzedakah Box Supports Ravenswood Education Foundation
Our December Tzedakah Box supports the Ravenswood Education Foundation, which works to ensure high-quality educational opportunities for the 2100 children of the Ravenswood school district in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. Eighty-nine percent of students in the district are low income; almost half are homeless. The Ravenswood Education Foundation works to improve the educational experience of every child in the district by funding literacy specialists, art and music classes, mental health services, STEM subjects, teacher support, summer school and high school transition guidance.
All children deserve the best possible education, no matter where they live. The six elementary schools and one middle school that comprise the Ravenswood City School District are filled with students with big dreams. Yet they also face underfunding, low teacher salaries and retention, and overwhelming socioeconomic challenges. These issues lead to school performance that lags behind that of neighboring school districts, resulting in an uneven playing field at the start of high school and a community that under-leverages some of our best talent. Your generous donations can help make transformational changes in the lives of these deserving students.
Learn more at ravenswoodef.org.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am online payment page and click on "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds. Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box – RavenswoodEF, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.