San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thursday May 4th, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Spangler Center, Harvard Business School
Western Avenue, Allston | Free parking | Enter at Batten Way
Cocktails | Hors d'oeuvres | Auction
Tickets $50 per person | $25 for current GPA parents and staff
We invite community leaders and supporters of Gardner Pilot Academy to join us for a celebration of our school community. Proceeds from this event will support the health and wellness of our students and families at Gardner Pilot Academy. The Allston neighborhood is among the top three areas of Boston with the highest poverty rate with 37% of Allston residents living below the poverty line. The number one reason why students visit the school nurse is related to physical symptoms related to hunger. Our goal is to raise funds for a kitchen with all the necessary equipment to serve our students and their families FREE hot meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Currently we have a satellite cafeteria where food is shipped to the school in plastic packages. The current model does not allow us to serve fresh food or provide food options to our students. A new kitchen would allow us to serve free hot breakfast, lunch and dinner to all of our 400 students and any of their siblings during the entire school year and over the summer.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductibe donation to help sustain GPA's full-service school model. Thank you!
Erica Herman, Principal
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Gardner Pilot Academy
GPA is an innovative, full-service public school in Allston that serves nearly 350 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. The GPA model provides outstanding education and support to students from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. We offer extended learning time, with comprehensive before- and after-school services, as well as a summer academy, to provide children with a well-rounded education that includes broad offerings in academics, enrichment, physical activity, visual and performing arts, and more.
This full-service school model requires us to raise $450,000 in private funds annually to supplement our budget allocation.