Welcome to the Spanish Education Fund
The Spanish Education Fund (SEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2009. Our purpose is to raise money and recruit parent volunteers to support the International Teaching Intern Program at Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion School (K-6), Central Middle School (7-8) and Eden Prairie High School (9-12).
Interns from Spanish speaking countries from around the world assist teachers and students in classrooms at these schools, providing a unique educational resource that has been proven extremely valuable to language acquisition, by bring their language and cultures to life. As a result, students become more confident in their ability to communicate in Spanish and create connections to people and places outside of their own world.
In addition to fundraising, we work with school staff to review and select intern candidates, recruit host and buddy families for the interns from our parent community for the duration of their stay, collect donations of winter clothing, organize parent volunteers to provide transportation for interns, and many other things to ensure interns have a positive experience while in the U.S. gaining valuable experience in the field of education.
Support the Eden Prairie Spanish immersion program, through sustainable funding, to host the best volunteer international Spanish speaking interns and provide other educational and cultural resources.
Spanish Education Fund in the News!
Check out the front page article in the Eden Prairie News about the SEF and our awesome interns!
Annual Contributions to Date
Our goal is 80% of families contributing toward the interns through Annual Contributions in order to reduce our other fundraising efforts.
Here is an update of where we are right now!
- $49,663 raised through Annual Contributions – GOAL: $80,000
- $2,829 in corporate matching
- 180 EHSI families have donated or 31% – GOAL: 80% of families
- 65 high school families have contributed
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to SEF since July 1, 2017. These contributions are what allows us to begin interviews for new interns for the 2018-19 school year (yes, we plan that far ahead!).
There is still time to make your 2017-18 school year Annual Contribution to help us ensure that we have funds for our GOAL of 16 interns. Go to our website for a simple and quick PayPal transaction or mail a check!
Please note that those who contributed over $250 for the calendar year of 2017, we will be emailing receipts for tax purposes over the coming weeks. Should you have questions, please email our treasurer, Andrea Mohan, at email@example.com.
This Month’s Newsletter
CLICK HERE to view the current SEF newsletter and stay up-to-date on everything about the intern program and SEF.
Looking for a past issue of our newsletter? You can find them on our Resources page under Newsletters.
Intern Transportation Drivers
A great way to meet your child’s intern is to volunteer for a transportation shift. Driving the interns to or from a meeting or activity just once a quarter (or month!) is a wonderful way to hear about your child’s classroom and all they are learning.
To learn more about other SEF volunteer opportunities, check out our Volunteer page.
The International Teaching Intern Program is 100% funded by parent contributions to our Annual Contributions Campaign and employer matching programs. We receive no financial support from the school district or schools.
Our goal is for families to make their contribution at Open House in August each year or online in August or September. The suggested contribution is $150 per student or whatever amount works in your family’s budget. It’s the easiest way to support the intern program… write one check at the beginning of the school year, and you are done!
The most important aspect is that EVERY immersion family contributes some amount to the program to help share the financial burden of the program as all of our children benefit from this unique educational resource in some way.
Make Your Annual Contribution
Did you know… 100% of your Annual Contribution goes to the SEF and is the primary source of funding for the International Teaching Intern Program? It’s easy to contribute, just use the donate button below.
Monthly Annual Contribution
Want to spread out your Annual Contribution into budget friendly monthly payments? Select a monthly payment option from the drop down menu and click the SUBSCRIBE button below instead to make monthly Annual Contribution donations.
Make checks payable to the Spanish Education Fund and mail to:
9570 Sky Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
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