The Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation


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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.


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Our Mission

Our mission is to engage, challenge, and inspire all of our children by partnering with the community to support educational innovation and excellence in the Lucia Mar School District.

21st Century Skills

Innovation, Imagination, and Creativity
Global Awareness and Second Language Skills
Technology Skills
Communication Skills
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
Teamwork, Collaboration and Cooperation

Our vision

Our vision is that our schools are places of excellence where our children learn the skills to be successful in the 21st century.

Our Goals


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


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


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

LMFI has Invested

In 5 Years:

Central Coast New Tech High
Grover Beach Elementary
Arroyo Grande High School
Lopez High School
Paulding Middle School
Judkins Middle School
Nipomo Elementary School
Dana Elementary School
Oceanview Elementary School
Oceano Elementary School
Lange Elementary School
District Wide:
Destination Imagination
Institute of learning
Community Forums

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Contact us via email using the form or by mail at PO Box 48, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421


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