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From ukeleles to cookbooks, Riverside group puts the ‘fun’ in funding school projects

By in Press Enterprise on February 9, 2018

By Rebecca K. O'Connor

A group of motivated parents and community leaders are helping teachers implement and offer inventive programming to inspire Riverside students.

The Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation was founded in 1993 with a goal of benefiting the more than 43,000 students who attend Riverside Unified School District, and has granted more than $1.75 million in teaching grants towards that goal.

The grants assist with programs in science, language arts, math, social studies, physical education and the visual and performing arts. The ultimate goal is to provide enrichment that students wouldn’t otherwise have. More than this, it gives teachers an opportunity to get creative with their programming.

  • Riverside children performing REEF programming. (Photo courtesy of REEF)

  • Riverside children performing REEF programming. (Photo courtesy of REEF)

    Riverside children performing REEF programming. (Photo courtesy of REEF)

  • King's Theater performs “Tradition” from Fiddler on the Roof during the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation Student Showcase 2017 at the Fox Performing Arts Center on Monday March 13, 2017. The 2018 event is set for Mach 12. (File photo by Milka Soko, contributing photographer)

    King’s Theater performs “Tradition” from Fiddler on the Roof during the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation Student Showcase 2017 at the Fox Performing Arts Center on Monday March 13, 2017. The 2018 event is set for Mach 12. (File photo by Milka Soko, contributing photographer)

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“We give teachers the opportunity to teach what they feel is important in the classroom and do things they wouldn’t be able to do without that little bit of funding,” said Sandy Ramirez, President of REEF. “They get to see their ideas come to life and make great things happen for their students.”

Ramirez said the possibilities for what the teachers come up with for funding […]    

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