Bring Back the Bands!

Dayton Public
Schools Foundation

The students of the Dayton Public Schools have the potential to learn, develop, and gain the confidence and motivation to pursue happy and successful lives.  Dayton needs their skills, talents and participation to build a thriving community.

The purpose of Dayton Public Schools Foundation is to inspire community contributions of time and treasures to provide a richer and more complete learning experience for students.  Equally important, the DPS Foundation seeks to encourage and inspire students to learn from and give back to the Dayton community.

Community supporting student success and students supporting community success is a win/win situation.

The board of trustees is committed to leading this effort in collaboration with the superintendent and the district.

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Our
Core Values

Innovation
Engage in game-changing methodologies to boost achievement

Excellence
Influence educational performance and evaluation to gain leading-edge standards

Collaboration
Share goals seeking radical community engagement

Individuality
Embrace individual qualities of students, teachers, and staff while emphasizing the value of teamwork

Inclusion
Embrace the rich diversity of our community

Our
Mission

To advance success for DPS students through community engagement and philanthropy.

Our
Vision

Every DPS student will be prepared for success in life and work as contributing citizens to our community, country, and global society.

By providing supplemental resources beyond those available to the District, the Dayton Public Schools Foundation seeks to elevate our students through increased community interaction and contributions. The DPS Foundation will serve as the focal point of support by providing grants, scholarships, and an array of other initiatives to help ensure academic and life success.

YOUR HELP
IS NEEDED

Your investment in this initiative—both personal and financial—is vital. Together, we can encourage the City of Dayton to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

The DPS Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. When you click the “Donate Now” button you will be redirected to The Dayton Foundation website to make a secure on-line pledge.

Strong ROI For
Everyone

Research proves that quality public education systems yield the following benefits:

•  Increased value of human capital

•  Increased employment

•  Increased economic development

•  Cost savings for social programs

•  Crime reduction

•  Healthier populace

•  Greater civic & political participation

•  Social justice

Need For
Community Support

DPS has the highest enrollment in Montgomery County. Due to strains on our economy, corporate relocation, population, and housing loss, the district’s tax revenue has become significantly decreased. These factors compound the negative impact an urban district. While DPS has seen improvements in a variety of areas, significant challenges remain.

Consider the following:

•  14,377 students were enrolled

•  100% qualified for free meals

•  40% did not pass third grade

•  30% did not graduate high school

FUTURE PROJECTS
AND PROGRAMS

Public school foundations are proven as effective operations in addressing school systems’ needs. DPS Foundation will help raise the capital necessary to extend, expand, and complement learning opportunities for the students of the Dayton Public Schools. These include:

•  Teacher grants (special projects and field trips)

•  Arts and culture

•  Health and wellbeing

•  Parental engagement

•  Mentoring and tutoring

•  Scholarships

•  Community service

•  Academic competitions

•  Career exploration

•  Internships

•  After school learning

Our
Phone #

Phone: 937.542.3330

Our
Address

115 S. Ludlow St.
Room #1150
Dayton, Ohio 45402

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