In 2004, the Crossroads Community Foundation (CCF) was reconstituted as the Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation (CCOF). With then Headmaster, Roger Weaver, as President and former Director of Institutional Advancement, Gennifer Yoshimaru as Vice President, the first two years were spent researching, identifying, and evaluating a wide variety of potential partnerships and programs. After careful and thorough examination, CCOF determined its initial focus:
- Partnership with Saint Anne School in support of their founding policy of “exercising a preferential option for the poor” and providing them with a quality education.
- Development and implementation of P.S. Science, a program designed to provide an engaging and exploration-based science experience to young children at underserved public schools.
In 2006, the Saint Anne Support Council and P.S. Science were launched as projects of CCOF.
In 2009, CCOF expanded the P.S. Science program to William Green, a Title I elementary school in Lawndale. The St. Anne Support Council became a consultative board for Saint Anne School. The Saint Anne Support Council has raised in excess of $900K in support of the School’s mission to serve the working poor.
In 2010, Crossroads School’s Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) and Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation and SOL-LA Music Academy formed a partnership with Saint Anne School to provide music education to underserved children. Saint Anne School Support Council is strong and independent enough for CCOF to reduce its involvement.
P.S. Science will serve 625 students and 24 teachers in three schools. In October PS Science expanded into its third school site at McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica.
In 2014, P.S. Science will serve 725 students and 28 teachers in three schools. PS Science will expand to the second grade classes at McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica, in addition to first grade and will continue to deliver the program to grades 1 to 3 at William Green Elementary School in Lawndale and Saint Anne School, the only nonpublic Title I school, in Santa Monica.
For more information about Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation, please contact Martha Goldstein at email@example.com.