Impact Stories

The IPS Education Foundation is fortunate enough to work with and support teachers and school leaders across the IPS District. Learn more about the impact of their programs on IPS students below.

On December 18th, we were completely blown away by the generosity of our friends at Amazon!  They surprised all of the students at Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58 with a Winter Wonderland in the school gym. Amazon invited Santa to join the party, and created stations for reading, cookie decorating, and reindeer games. All students played games, got a picture with Santa and walked away with a book and a toy!

In addition to the Winter Wonderland, seven local organizations were gifted with cash donations totaling $180,000 to support initiatives and programs serving homeless students and families in the Greater Indianapolis area. IPS Education Foundation was one of the organizations to receive a generous gift of $15,000 to support students across the IPS District. Amazon has also partnered with Gleaners to provide an additional $16,000 to open a stocked food pantry at Francis W. Parker Montessori School #56.
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This past fall, IPS Education provided a grant to help support 10 students from Crispus Attucks High School participate in a cultural exchange trip to Mexico. Here is a note from their teacher:

IPS Education Foundation provided funding to an English class at George Washington High School to see the film, “The Hate U Give”, and read the novel, inspiring conversation among students reflecting and sharing their own experiences. Here is a note from their teacher:


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