WHO WE ARE

WiSH was founded in 2011 by a group of community education advocates and partners, specifically to help bridge the gap in state education funding and provide for student programs in the William S. Hart Union High School District. We serve nearly 23,000 students in grades 7 through 12. As a designated 501c(3) non-profit organization, the foundation acts as a separate and distinct entity that works alongside the Hart district to fund programs and initiatives not paid for by tax dollars alone.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our board strongly believes that every student deserves to have the tools needed for success, regardless of his or her passions, interests, challenges, or talents. The WiSH Education Foundation is committed to maintaining and enhancing the education and learning experience of all Hart district students. We also believe that the foundation’s success is our community’s success.

HOW WE ARE FUNDED

We do not receive funding from any local, state, or federal agencies but instead rely solely on contributions, grants, and sponsorships to bridge the ever-widening gap between our student’s needs and available resources. You can trust that your donation will benefit ONLY the Hart district’s 23,000 students. All directed funds follow UPMIFA rules and regulations, and any directed program funds received over and above the program budget, purpose or project timeline become unrestricted and put toward other categories of need. We do not receive funding from any local, state, or federal agencies but instead rely solely on contributions, grants, and sponsorships to bridge the ever-widening gap between our student’s needs and available resources.

WHY WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WiSH Education Foundation supports and enhances student programming that is either underfunded or for which there is no funding provided by tax dollars. Some of the foundation’s vital program initiatives include:

Student Wellness

  • Establishing and funding wellness centers on campuses district-wide
  • Addressing the need for anxiety management in student population
  • Chromebook Program
  • Student Desk Program
  • Campus defibrillators
  • CPR mannequins
  • Baseline concussion testing software for student athletes

STEM

  • Science equipment
  • Next Generation Science Standards and supplies
  • Upgraded computer science labs
  • Girls Who CODE
  • Classroom sets of graphing calculators
  • Math and science intervention programs
  • Makerspace

Literacy programs

  • Writing
  • Library books
  • Literacy software

Special education

  • Classroom programming and supplies
  • Living Skills Lab infrastructure

Arts

  • Fine arts supplies
  • Graphic arts
  • Digital arts
  • Music
  • Video production
  • Performing arts

Career and College Readiness

  • Underserved student population resources
  • Career technical training
  • Certification programs

Immersive Academic Career Pathways

  • BioMedical Science

And More

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