photo by Barbara Reid

The East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) is a community-based, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote educational opportunities and academic success for students in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park by providing educator micro grants directly to teachers in the classroom.

Fall 2016 Newsletter
PBS-Nova: School of the Future

EPAA is officially the national model for Culturally Responsive Instruction and the importance of advocating for our students as Advisors.

EPAK Day Highlights Students and Teachers at East Palo Alto Academy

- Thursday, May 19, 2016: EPAK donors, volunteers and board members were treated to a chat with the principal, classroom tours, student presentations, and individual teacher and student accounts about the impact EPAK grants have made on their school. This video gives a glimpse into this inspirational high school, one of the eleven schools supported by EPAK.


Learn more about the foundation and hear about different ways you can get involved through volunteer or board member opportunities. Please join us for the new volunteer recruitment event and bring a friend on Monday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Willow Oaks Elementary School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park.

Spring 2016 Newsletter
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Philanthropist Stewart Explains Support for EPAK
EPAK’s 20th Anniversary Video

EPAK is proud to celebrate 20 years of service to the students and teachers of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. Click on this video link to hear how EPAK got started and the values that have guided our work and allowed us to be successful for 20 years. Our all-volunteer board has read over 5,000 grant applications and awarded more than $2 million dollars to dedicated teachers, thanks to the continuing support of our donors.