The Partnership for Erie's Public Schools

Strong Erie public schools mean a strong Erie.  Public education is the key to our community’s future and everyone is a stakeholder in their success!

In March 2014, PEPS was pleased to award nearly $7500 to Erie's Public Schools teachers for the 2014 Innovation Arts Mini-Grants. 

The Sunflower Club recently presented PEPS with our largest donation to date!

We are an independent, not-for-profit Local Education Foundation (LEF) working to support Erie’s Public Schools through:

  • Alumni Mobilization
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Development
  • Volunteer Coordination

Public education is a hallmark of the American dream. It is the great equalizer for students of all backgrounds to obtain the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Erie's Public Schools need your support! Join the movement today!

Local Education Foundations (LEFs) are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that have existed in various forms throughout the United States for the past 20 years.

Essentially, LEFs are organized to provide community-based advocacy and financial support for the improvement of public education. Similar to “parent groups” such as the PTA/PTO, LEFs work with local schools to help them achieve their goals and raise needed funds.

However, LEFs differ from the typical parent organization in that they work within an entire school district (rather than just one school) to support large projects through priviate donations, corporate gifts and endowments. They also work to mobilize a large pool of volunteers and supporters to ensure success.

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Regardless if you are parent, teacher, alumni, community member, or just a concerned citizen, Erie’s Public Schools need your help!

Alumni…Are you interested in joining the movement?  Are you looking to reconnect with classmates?  Do you want to help continue the legacy?  Do you have children in the Erie Public Schools?  Do you want to stay connected?  Do you want to be a part of something great?
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