In addition to two School Grants which were funded in 2015, the Foundation was able to sponsor two events for the district. In December 2015, the Foundation was a sponsor of the Technology Department’s “Hour of Code” which is a week-long coding event throughout the entire district. In January 2016, the Foundation was able to help sponsor GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science), a district-wide event for elementary school girls.
As traditional funding sources for our schools become more limited, the Foundation believes it can play a greater role in district funding with the involvement of the Hoover community. If every family donated just $36 per student ($1 per academic week), the Foundation would have over $500,000 to invest in Hoover City Schools.