Investing in public schools is an investment in Napa’s future workforce

Students are your future employees and community leaders

Peg Maddocks, PhD, Executive Director, NapaLearns
Published on November 1, 2019

I frequently hear, ‘what does NapaLearns do exactly?’ Over the last 10 years, we have invested nearly $9 million in public education programs. Our model is to identify innovations in learning, fund a pilot for up-to three years, measure the results, and then if it’s successful, work with our local district partners to replicate it across more schools as they assume financial responsibility for the program. This involves focusing on transformative initiatives, providing teacher professional development opportunities, and investing in the technology tools needed. 

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on where we’ve been because sometimes, it takes looking back to help appreciate change. Take a minute to watch this video to see how we’ve directed our efforts this year in two critical areas in Napa County: math achievement and career awareness. 

5th grade students learning fractions

Our funding comes 100% from donations and grants. 

As we kick off the giving season, consider investing in our public schools. These students are your future employees. They are our future community leaders. They will be the ones inventing new technologies while maintaining our existing ones. They will also be the ones saving our planet from climate change.

We believe that the solution to Napa Valley’s workforce dilemma is our public schools.

NapaLearns is excited to be part of the Napa Valley Give!Guide for 2019.
The CanDo Give!Guide raises awareness and funds in support of our work along with that of other exceptional nonprofits serving Napa County. 

There is an added bonus of donating to NapaLearns through the Give!Guide:
Mechanics Bank (formerly known as Rabobank) will match the first $1500 in donations given to NapaLearns through the Give!Guide

I would love to talk with you in more detail about our plans. You can contact me by phone or by responding to this email. Or to get involved now, you can make a difference today by donating at Napa Valley Give!Guide

Gratefully yours,

Peg Maddocks, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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