Our Core Values

In all undertakings DPSF will value:

  • Excellence –pursuing highest standards in educational performance and evaluation
  • Collaboration – sharing community goals and seeking community engagement
  • Innovation – seeking new and different ways to improve our performance
  • Individuality – respecting the individual student and their unique attributes
  • Inclusion –embracing the strengths and needs of a diverse community

Our Guiding Principles

The Dayton area is focusing much attention on the need to improve education. The DPS Foundation is uniquely positioned to:

  • Align support for community initiatives, sharing goals with the DPS Strategic Plan, Learn to Earn, Dayton City of Learners, United Way, and Montgomery County Family and Children First
  • Support data-driven programs using shared measurement
  • Integrate strategies for education opportunities relating in-school and out-of-school learning
  • Strengthen collaboration among parents, schools, volunteers and community partners
  • Stress experiential learning, innovative programming and mutually beneficial partnerships