The Elementary Diversity & Inclusion Fund (EDIF) is a campaign to increase ethnic and socio-economic diversity in the elementary school. The goal of the program is to serve families who are under-represented in grades K-6, particularly African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino families.
A diverse community is part of the mission of Campbell Hall. We seek to reflect the population of our vast and multicultural city. Ethnic and socio-economic diversity has proved to be more achievable at the middle school and high school levels. Due to the long-term commitment in budgeting, however, we have not been able to provide the same degree of financial support to elementary school families as we have provided to secondary school families.
The goal of EDIF is to enroll two students in grades K-6 each year at a cost of $70,000. Annually, we will need to raise $70,000 over and above the previous year to continue to enroll two new students each year while maintaining support for EDIF students currently enrolled. By year seven of EDIF, $490,000 will need to be raised annually. Now entering the campaign’s third year, our goal for the 2018-19 school year is $210,000.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, we were able to reach our second year’s fundraising goal of $140,000 and we have experienced tremendous outcomes.
Programs like EDIF help Campbell Hall achieve an overall (K-12) upward trend in a more diverse student body.
The percentage of students of color for 2018-19 is 37.5%, up from 36.1% the year prior. The diversity in Elementary school is now at a higher rate than the school as a whole. The percentage of students of color in Elementary school for 2018-19 is 40.1%, up from 36.9% the previous school year.
Applicant families apply for admissions and financial aid as they would normally, and the admissions and financial aid offices will determine the number and amounts of aid based on that year’s applicant pool and enrollment needs. The names and profiles will remain confidential. Annual reports will include assessment of the impact, challenges, and opportunities for growth of the EDIF. With the designated funds to EDIF, the school will be able to broaden their outreach efforts, and a more diverse elementary school will be achieved.
For more information, please contact Cassandra Krause, Associate Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org