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Goleta Education Foundation

Organization Mission

The Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) engages the community to invest in and enhance an excellent educational experience for all students attending schools in the Goleta Union School District (GUSD).

Social Change Project:

As part of its commitment to enhancing an outstanding, whole-child educational experience for Goleta Valley’s young scholars, the Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) is raising funds to provide materials and supplies to improve, enlarge, and, in some instances, relocate the school gardens at all nine Goleta Union School District sites. Educating the whole child — ensuring every student is healthy, engaged, supported, and challenged in a safe environment — is increasingly important to balance the effects of today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. In outdoor learning environments, students’ abilities to focus, cooperate, socialize, and gain self-confidence soar as they learn to integrate math, science, art, health, and social studies with the natural world. Your donation will provide the resources necessary to create beautiful gardens and amazing outdoor learning environments for all of our students at all nine Goleta Valley elementary schools. Together, we can build school gardens where knowledge grows, learning thrives, and kids achieve.

Gardens are awesome because they make kids feel good, and they’re always filled with snacks!

- Mateo S., 3rd grader