The Toledo Public Schools Foundation has existed for more than 25 years, but was revitalized in 2016 under Dr. Durant’s leadership. Historically, the foundation has provided funding in an effort to promote quality education at Toledo Public Schools. Due to many factors that influence education and opportunities after graduation, the foundation has sharpened its focus in an effort to create an even bigger impact.
The four main objectives of the TPS Foundation are:
- To provide scholarships to TPS graduates, for both college and Career Tech pre-apprenticeship programs. We believe that by also offering scholarships to those individuals not pursuing college, we are able to make an even greater impact in the lives of TPS graduates as they begin their education and careers after graduation.
- To provide financial support to help enhance TPS’s facilities. The environment our students learn in and the resources available greatly affect the learning process. We work to ensure that students and faculty have the resources they need to be successful.
- To offer a support system for TPS’ high school foundations, enabling them to expand their good work. Serving as the TPS Foundation, we offer support and assistance to the individual foundations that exist at different high schools. We believe each foundation does amazing work, and by offering additional structure and support, we are able to make an even greater impact and continue to connect with TPS alumni.
- To advocate for TPS’ pre-kindergarten programs. By leading conversations with community members about this effort, we believe we can help to educate and further build a community to support the crucial need for pre-kindergarten programs.
Achieving our Goals
To achieve the above objectives, the TPS Foundation partners and supports other existing TPS organizations. It is important that we do not duplicate efforts, but rather support the work that is being done throughout the community for TPS students.
By harnessing the success of TPS alumni, who have gone on to become company presidents, entrepreneurs, leaders within the school system and more, we believe we can achieve our goals. There is one thing that these successful alumni have in common, and that is their dedication to the school system from which they came.