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5 Tips for a Successful School Year

Starting a fresh school year is an exciting, yet stressful time for many. Whether your child is in kindergarten or high school, here are 5 tips for a successful school-year for students of all ages: 1. Get Organized Have your child lay the clothes out they are going to wear

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Back-to-School Briefs

For the month of September and our back-to-school time, I’d like to share our brief update to the community for this month’s entry… Did You Know? The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) exists solely to provide programs that make a meaningful impact for 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. By

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Community Support Makes It All Possible!

With Thanksgiving just behind us, CEF has launched its annual fund drive to the Carlsbad community.  While this may seem like a simple accomplishment to folks outside of the non-profit organization, the many staff and board members involved in creating, fine-tuning, editing, designing, printing, and mailing the piece find the

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CEF Celebrates 30 Years in Carlsbad!

On behalf of the board and staff of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF), we are pleased to announce that 2013 represents the 30th anniversary of our founding in Carlsbad! The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is a local non-profit serving the Carlsbad community and enriching the education of its public school students.

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Raising Dough for Carlsbad Kids!

This time of year always brings a mix of emotions.  As we launch the Annual Fund Drive each November/December, on one hand, we are hopeful.  We know just how impactful local donations are for the benefit of our students.  On the other hand, we are always a bit apprehensive.  Will

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Back-to-School Grants

With August upon us, we turn our focus to the classic “back-to-school” issues we help support each year.  Kids’ Care childcare begins ramping up, communication with school site principals resumes, and our board and its many committees begin meeting again. But most importantly each year, we launch a multitude of

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Direct Service–Our Other Half

Many people in the Carlsbad community know the Carlsbad Educational Foundation raises private support and invests it back into the education of our youth through numerous targeted programs. We have remained steadfast to our core mission since the foundation began in 1983. At the same time, CEF has grown over

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A Convergence of Community Support

There are times during the year where our work at the Carlsbad Ed Foundation is very focused with our heads down working on a range of specific tasks.  Things like launching a summer program, evaluating grants, or creating an annual report. There are other times…like the last two weeks…where nearly

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A 3-Minute Overview of the Ed Foundation

Having just launched all of our promotional efforts for this year’s “Celebrate Carlsbad Day” at LEGOLAND set for April 28th, it seems appropriate to share an excerpt from last year’s event.  This three-minute clip includes a quick video overview of the work we do in Carlsbad including our grant-making to

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