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.
Get Ready for CINCO!
Tickets Sales Now OPEN!
Save the date for our 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 6 at Olympic Hills Golf Club from 6:30-11:30 pm. This year the event will include music selection by the interns, food, beer pong tournament, live auction, cork pull and silent auction.
A limited number of tickets are available online only on a first-come, first-served basis, so get yours before they are gone! Deadline to purchase tickets is May 1 at 10 pm.
>> Buy Tickets HERE <<
Visit the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta page for more information.
Calling all volunteers!
The SEF has an urgent need for the following volunteers:
- Spring Intern Festival Helpers – Thursday, May 11
- Communications Chair
- Intern Transportation Coordinator
- General “On Call” Volunteers
To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities, check out our Volunteer page.
Food for Funds – FINAL Event!
MAY 15 | CHIPOTLE, EP | 5-8 PM | FLYER
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Spanish Education Fund. Come in to the Chipotle in Eden Prairie on Monday, May 15th between 5 pm and 8 pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Spanish Education Fund.
13250 Technology Drive , Eden Prairie | (952) 934-5955 | www.chipotle.com
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.
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