The Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation
The event features all you can eat Giuseppe's wood-fired artisan pizza, gourmet salads, beer tasting by ManRock Brewing Company, live auction, dessert auction and a wheel of fortune. You'll receive 1 complimentary drink ticket from Giuseppe's bar and 1 raffle ticket for a custom wood-fired pizza oven crafted by Leasure Concepts. Proceeds from the event will benefit innovation in education.
For more details and to purchase your tickets, please view the Evening in Italy flyer.
Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation awards grants to local schools to support technology-enhanced learning
The Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation (LMFI) awarded four grants in 2012 to local South County schools to enhance learning through technology. The grants totaled $18,000 and come from the Foundation’s new Technology-Enhanced Learning Fund. The goal of the Fund is to identify and support cost-effective and sustainable ways to use technology in the classroom. Tech Fund projects help students and teachers develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a technology-rich society.
For further details, please review our press release.
The grant application process for 2013 is already under way. The deadline for Lucia Mar schools to submit their applications is March 1, 2013. For a description of the process for 2013 and to see the projects that were funded in 2012, please visit our Technology Enhanced Learning Fund section.
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.