Our Work

In June, 2007 the Education Foundation announced a two year commitment to donate more than $70,000 to equip each District 303 school with a state of the art mobile presentation cart.   Each cart contains the latest in multi-media technology, including an ELMO document camera, wireless laptop computer, LCD projector, VCR/DVR player and speakers all contained in a secure, mobile workstation.

The Foundation initially awarded a cart to each of the 12 elementary schools in the fall of 2007and two more carts were presented to the high schools in 2008.   The Foundation completed it's pledge by donating a cart to the middle schools over the summer of 2009.

The Foundation worked closely with the District 303 Information Technology organization in the selection of components included in the media carts to insure compliance with District 303 standards.  The integrated system provides students, teachers and administrators with the latest in portable presentation technology in a secure mobile workstation.

The goal of the Literacy Project was to strengthen the home-school connection and parents' involvement in their child's learning while building our students vocabulary and love of reading. Backpacks contained K-2 fiction and non-fiction texts along with an extension activity for the family such as a reflection journal, bingo game, puzzle, etc...

Richmond was the first recipient of the Literacy backpacks in 2010-2011.  The 2012-2013 Foundation Grant allowed for the expansion of this program to school wide with an increase of non-fiction texts in each backpack to support science, social studies and math at each grade level.  Six Go Readers were also purchased for the 2nd grade backpacks.