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The Lawndale Educational Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible. Please donate now by mailing your check in the enclosed envelope or on our website.

Your support makes a notable difference in the education of Lawndale students. We ask and thank you for your continued support. 

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The Foundation is a volunteer-led organization. There are many ways you can support our worthy cause - to enhance student learning. All support is appreciated.

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LESD Educational Foundation

The Lawndale Elementary School District Educational Foundation (LESDEF) is proud to celebrate  its 20th year in Lawndale! Throughout the years, your generous donations have allowed us to fund initiatives that cultivate meaningful learning experiences for Lawndale students. We invite you to partner with LESDEF help support excellence and innovation in our local elementary and middle schools.

Paving the way

LESDEF has awarded nearly $400,000 in educational grants over the past twenty years. Our generous donors have enabled us to enrich learning for students of the Lawndale Elementary School District. Our grants have introduced new technology to Lawndale students, brought unique experiences, and supported curriculum development. Grants that we have funded emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning, heightening the academic excellence of the students in our community. 

Our students

LESD proudly boasts a diverse student population with approximately 89% of students arriving at school with exposure to another language in the home. The most common home languages include: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic. In addition, 82% of our students qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program making all of our schools Title I.

Funding in Action

OUR INITIATIVES FUND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS!

STEM

  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in robotics and programming, providing advanced skills in the increasingly important area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Arts 

  • LESDEF has a long history of supporting the Arts in Lawndale schools. We have funded a number of theatrical performances, musical instruments, and art supplies for creative projects such as fashion clubs and mosaics.

Wellness

  • Students have had the opportunity to learn about health and wellness in creative ways. LESDEF has supported wellness by granting heart rate monitors, 5K runs, culinary clubs, and school gardens.