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Partner Spotlight: Bethany Gella

Partner Spotlight: Bethany Gella When did you join SFCA? What made you choose this school in particular?I was a student for one year at SFCA after growing up in the community and being part of the programs, but I came on board in 2017. I was a volunteer, then part-time as a TA, and I […]
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Partner Spotlight: Sandra Jimenez

Partner Spotlight: Sandra Jimenez When did you join St. Peter’s? What made you choose this school in particular?Back in 2002, I was teaching at a public school in San Francisco, and it just didn’t have a real sense of family. When I toured St. Peter’s with Ms. Butler and Sister Marian Rose that summer, I […]
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Director Spotlight: Janisha Sabnani

Director Spotlight: Janisha Sabnani Who have been the most influential women or female communities in your life? How did they guide you in your professional choices? The most influential woman in my life is my mother-she is still my biggest cheerleader. Her unwavering support shaped me into a confident and independent thinker. I’ve been very […]
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Director Spotlight: Marissa Mar

Director Spotlight: Marissa Mar The BASIC Fund: Who have been the most influential women or female communities in your life? How did they guide you in your professional choices? Marissa Mar: The first person is my mom, who instilled in me the value of hard work and the idea that confidence comes from real achievement, […]
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The $500K decision: Bay Area parents and experts weigh in on public vs. private school

The $500K decision: Bay Area parents and experts weigh in on public vs. private school Nina Banday picks up her son Ali, 5, from St. Thomas More School in San Francisco, on Monday, March 18, 2024, where he attends kindergarten. Families across the Bay Area are finding out where their children have been placed in […]
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The BASIC Fund: Proof That School Choice Works, Even in California

The BASIC Fund: Proof that school choice works, even in California While achievement indicators of public school students plunge because of COVID school-closure ripple effects, ineffective teaching and curricula, and classroom politicization, school-choice programs, even in blue states like California, are succeeding in improving student outcomes. Across the country, lawmakers in red and red-leaning states […]
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The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance education equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

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