For more than 30 years, the Public Education Foundation has brought the community together to support our public schools and meet the critical education needs of students, families, and educators.
This year, we rallied substantial public and private investment in partnership with supporters like you to make an incredible difference for our public schools. Read what we’ve achieved together in our 2023 Annual Report.
Clark County education and community leaders came together to create the Public Education Foundation based on the belief that improving our public schools was too big a task for a school district to take on alone.
PEF created the Scholarships Plus program to empower students to pursue their dreams of attending college or vocational school. Since then, the program has grown to provide nearly $27 million in scholarships.
PEF Teacher Superstore opened as the Teacher EXCHANGE to bring school supplies to teachers in the Clark County School District while reducing the amount of materials headed for landfills. The program provides high-quality supplies to educators at a fraction of the cost of retail stores.
PEF created the Family Learning Program to empower families to become more effectively involved in their child’s education. The program has expanded its focus to minimizing the opportunity gap by providing a multi-generation approach to ending poverty.
PEF’s Artists with Kids hosted its first concert at The Smith Center to give students the opportunity to perform on a world-class stage. The program later expanded to include art shows and mentorship opportunities, connecting students to inspirational experiences in the arts.
As school buildings across the nation closed due to COVID-19, PEF developed new programs to support students, families, and educators through distance learning and collaborated with community organizations to ensure every student had access to essential resources, including a device and connection to the internet at home.
PEF celebrates 30 years of supporting public education and welcomes the next chapter of driving education forward to ensure every student in Clark County can succeed.
In partnership with education organizations throughout Nevada, PEF established the Teacher Pathway program to recruit and support diverse, qualified paraprofessionals committed to a teaching career in CCSD as they prepare for and complete a teacher training program.
Building on the successes of the past 30 years, PEF is continuing its collaboration with community organizations dedicated to improving public education and introducing new programs to address the greatest needs of our public schools.