Youth & Education
Telfair Avenue Elementary School
Telfair Avenue Elementary School is located in the Northeast San Fernando Valley community of Pacoima and serves students between Kindergarten and...
The Hawthorne Education Foundation was established in 2003 to fundraise on behalf of and uplift the work of the Hawthorne School District. The Hawthorne School District itself was founded in 1907, and today is comprised of seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and one charter high school. The district is responsible for educating nearly 10,000 Kindergarten through 12th grade students each year.
Since 2015, under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Helen Morgan, the Hawthorne School District has partnered with Footsteps2Brilliance, an innovative digital early literacy platform. Through Literacy Launch, the citywide literacy initiative, students and families with children ages birth to 3rd grade receive free access to three of the Footsteps2Brilliance mobile apps in both English and Spanish. The initiative, which aims to prepare children for Kindergarten and ensure reading proficiency by 3rd grade, became all the more critical in 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of in-person instruction.
Project – Literary Launch with program Footsteps2Brilliance Partnership