Giving equal opportunities to Goleta’s children, allowing them to excel in school and beyond
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).
Our Vision for 2025
By 2025, we anticipate that all Goleta schools will be supported with an abundance of resources, including technology, infrastructure, and enrichment activities. Parents will be confident that Goleta’s schools are on par with the finest in the region. All students are supported in their opportunity to succeed.
GEF will have a keystone partnership with GUSD to foster innovation, excellence, and equity. We will proactively collaborate with community partners to build awareness, solve problems, garner support, and respond to changing school needs.
We believe big change is possible, and we bring people together to support the Goleta Valley education community.
We are champions of opportunity. GEF believes that every child should have the opportunity to excel academically, socially, and emotionally. GEF pursues resources with equity in mind, taking into account the unique needs of the Goleta Valley education community. We promote experiences that nurture the whole child.
We bring people together. GEF embraces a vibrant community, including GUSD students, teachers, administrators, families, donors, businesses, and beyond. We aim to build awareness of the excellence of our schools and the importance of supporting our students.
GEF serves the community’s changing needs. We fundraise to meet the goals and visions articulated by our stakeholders to support our students, families, and schools. GEF builds awareness and promotes the diversity and strengths of our schools in the District.
GEF engages people and ideas. We continually evaluate the impact of our investments and adapt to the needs of children in the Goleta Valley. We embrace the transformational power of an engaged community. We think big change is possible.