GRACE W. PERKINS K-8 SCHOOL
Our Foundation, with your support, has adopted Perkins K-8 school located in the Barrio Logan district. The needs are great, as this school has a homeless population of 37%. The poverty level has increased greatly during the pandemic.
We have purchased and delivered new furniture to three of four special education classrooms to enhance learning. The furniture replaces dilapidated desks and chairs, and is designed for the special needs of students. We provide numerous offsite education opportunities for many of the children with our partners at Qualcomm, USS Midway, Padres, NASSCO, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.
We also support and fund officer-student relationships. Nine volunteer Harbor Police officers engage with students, and stay with those students year after year until they graduate. Programs, including Shop with a Cop, Fish with a Cop and zoom meetings, allow officers to form life-altering bonds with many students.
The generosity of people like you has provided the funding in support of this extremely rewarding adoption of Perkins K-8.