About the foundation
The Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation was established in December of 2010 by community volunteers who sought a way to support local education in a coordinated, strategic manner. The Foundation targets community resources which would not have otherwise been involved in local schools, connecting individuals and businesses with the district’s visionary programs and initiatives. By partnering with the community, we raise the level of participation in our schools and increase funding for all students.
The Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation helps provide the resources and vision required for students to master the skills needed to contribute to society, be successful, and have a competitive advantage in the global economy. We are a key component to a continually thriving South County community and economy.
The Foundation for Innovation identifies and supports the most promising and innovative programs and practices that will allow our students to master 21st Century Learning Skills. We provide additional resources to ensure opportunities in technology, arts, foreign languages, and other 21st Century skills. We work in partnership with the district to create programs and practices of excellence that are innovative, high-impact, and results-oriented.
21st Century Skills
Innovation, Imagination, and Creativity
Global Awareness and Second Language Skills
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
Teamwork, Collaboration and Cooperation
Our vision is that our schools are places of excellence where our children learn the skills to be successful in the 21st century.
Foster the creation of model programs and themes at school sites to further 21st Century Skills development
Help students develop 2nd language skills by working with the District to provide meaningful opportunities for students to engage in learning a second language
Raise at least $500,000 annually in philanthropic funds to support Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation goals
Enhance students technology skills by providing computers, technology support, and internet access to all Lucia Mar students
Encourage creativity among our youth by working with the District to provide meaningful opportunities for students to engage in music, drama, and the visual and performing arts
Communicate our efforts to all constituencies in our community through social interaction and engagement
Develop and implement effectiveness measures for funds spent that hold the District responsible for the use of money to further students 21st Century skill development
LMFI has Invested
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LMFI Projects and Initiatives
Contact us via email using the form or by mail at PO Box 48, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421