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.
Our Vision for 2025
By 2025 we anticipate that all Goleta schools will be suported with an abundance of resources, including technology, infrastructure, well-trained teachers and enrichment activities. We anticipate that parents will be confident that Goleta’s schools are on par with the finest in the region; and that every student has the opportunity to succeed.
By 2025 we anticipate GEF will have joined with GUSD as a keystone partner in fostering innovation, excellence, and equity. We want the foundation to be self-sustaining, with strong leadership at the board and staff levels. Based on an excellent fundraising and fiduciary oversight, by 2025 we anticipate that GEF will proactively collaborate with the district to build community awareness, solve problems, garner community support and respond to changing school needs.
We believe big change is possible. As champions of opportunity, we bring people together to support the Goleta education community.
We are champions of opportunity. GEF believes that every child should have the opportunity to excel in school and build character. To that end, GEF pursues resources with equality of opportunity in mind, taking into account the unique needs of the Goleta education community. We champion ancillary programs that enhance opportunity for enrichment experiences that contribute to academic and personal success.
We bring people together. GEF embraces a diverse community, including GUSD students, teachers, administrators, family members, funders, businesses and the broader community. We hope to engage all who are impacted by the Goleta schools or who
have an interest in partnering with us to build awareness of the excellence of our schools and the importance of supporting our students.
We serve the community. GEF actively serves the community’s changing needs by listening to our stakeholders, fundraising, and providing opportunities for students, families and schools to address those changing needs. GEF’s service includes inspiring the community to support schools and advocating to build a positive image of the schools in the District. We work with our partners within the school district, in the community, and through coalitions to promote greater opportunities for students.
GEF seeks to engage people and ideas in support of Goleta’s schools. Remaining faithful to our mission to enhance an excellent educational experience for all students, we continually evaluate the impact of our investments and adapt entrepreneurially to the changing needs of the school community. We recognize both the excellence of each school in the district as well as the transformational power of engaging the entire community in supporting schools. We think big change is possible.