Decatur Education Foundation
Our mission: We harness community resources to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for all Decatur youth
All Decatur Youth realize their full potential
· We are flexible and responsive to the changing needs of children in our community
· We are inclusive and welcoming to all who want to engage in our work
· We operate with a philosophy of collaboration and support rather than competition
· We value integrity, equity of opportunity, collective impact and entrepreneurship
We do our work in 4 major ways:
We remove obstacles…
that impede learning for our kids (poverty, learning differences, abilities, mental health, life challenges) so that all our kids can find success in school and life.
We provide opportunities…
that accelerate and deepen learning and empower Decatur’s kids to make a positive contribution on our world.
We support teachers and educational programs
to ensure that our kids have engaging, meaningful school experiences.
We strengthen community initiatives
to extend our capacity to provide great experiences for Decatur’s kids.
Together we make a difference!