MISSION

  • The ACCESS Academy Foundation bridges the gap in public school funding and provides much-needed staffing that helps to improve our students’ educational outcomes. Additional staff– teachers, specialists, and educational assistants – can only be funded through the school foundation.

    The Foundation is run by parent volunteers and is an affiliate of the Fund for PPS (the Portland Public Schools Foundation). One-third of funds raised above $10,000 go to the PPS Equity Fund to help schools that are less able to raise funds close the achievement gap.

    Learn more about why Foundations are important and how they help all PPS schools. 

2023-2024 GOALS

  • As you may have heard, the district has cut funding for crucial positions at our school. Our second counselor and restorative justice positions have been cut entirely. Our librarian's hours have been reduced even further to just 16 hours/week.

    At this time, Foundation funds are the only way to ensure that these positions are maintained. In order to keep our second counselor and have a full time librarian, we need to raise close to $300K this year! One third of this money goes to the general PPS Fund to help schools most in need. The other two thirds will help fund positions at our own school. 

    After a very successful Trivia Night & Auction, as well as other campaigns we have run this year, we are about half way to our goal. The Foundation will continue to work on closing the gap to our goal, so please be on the lookout for communications on how you can help. In the meantime you can make a fully tax-deductible donation at any time here.

OUR PROGRESS SO FAR

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