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The Classroom Fund Positively Impacts San Elizario Schools


From left to right: Rogelio Aldavaz, Elizabeth Morales, Rachel Norman Aguirre, Elia Rosales, and Jennifer Perez


SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – Since its establishment in 2011, the Classroom Fund has ensured every teacher recipient is better equipped with the necessary tools for success in their classroom. In the San Elizario Independent School District, the El Paso Community Foundation spearheads this initiative every year, and this support helps transform countless classrooms, one grant at a time. With the recent announcement of the 2024 Classroom Fund Grantees, the spotlight shines brightly on five deserving educators from San Elizario, who have been awarded a combined $5,000 worth of supplies.

Ms. Jennifer Perez, a teacher at Josefa L. Sambrano Elementary School and recipient, states, “The process was simple; I just picked supplies and wrote about how my students with special needs would benefit from them. I was in shock that I won. Now, my students will have brand new materials next school year!” The impact of the Classroom Fund extends far beyond the halls of Josefa L. Sambrano Elementary School, reaching into the corridors of San Elizario High School, where the following educators: Rogelio Aldavaz, Elizabeth Morales, Rachel Norman Aguirre, and Elia Rosales also applied and received the grant. Their dedication to applying for a grant on behalf of their students is a testament to the transformative power of education.

Principal Troy Enriquez states, “These staff members applied and conveyed the commitment to teaching and their content area. As they near the 24-25 academic year, the El Paso Community Foundation has awarded these individuals for their work and investment in the children of San Elizario.”

The Classroom Fund, committed to meeting students' educational needs, invites all educators, including teachers, counselors, school nurses, and coaches, to apply for a $1,000 grant. The application process is designed to be user-friendly, and we encourage all interested parties to apply online through the straightforward Classroom Fund website.

Once submitted, applications undergo a thorough review by the Classroom Fund committee, ensuring that each grant is allocated where needed most. Upon selection, grantees are tasked with providing a digital token of appreciation through a heartfelt thank-you letter or a snapshot capturing the joyous moment. From there, the Foundation springs into action, ordering the requested materials and coordinating their delivery to the deserving recipients.

Thanks to the steadfast support of The El Paso Community Foundation, educators are empowered to unleash the full potential of their classrooms, ensuring that no student is left behind. As we envision the future, let's take a moment to celebrate the profound impact of the Classroom Fund and the dedicated educators who prioritize their students' classrooms.