For more information, please contact Marie Heki, Vintage Hill's PPIE Parent Ambassador.

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE), a community-based organization, exists to enhance learning experiences for students of the Pleasanton Unified School District through a partnership of business, education and the community

In 2006, the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation celebrated its 20th year in support of the Pleasanton Unified School District. During this time PPIE has collaborated with the school district and local businesses to provide programs that have helped to further enrich Pleasanton’s outstanding schools. These include Student and Education Grants, Career Day, Salute to Partnerships Luncheon and the PPIE Parent Ambassadors. PPIE is working closely with PUSD to develop new programs that will meet the ever-changing needs of students and educators in the 21st century.

Over the past 18 years, PPIE has funded over $500,000 in Student and Education Grants!

  • Student Grants
    Student or student groups in the Pleasanton Unified School District, grades K-12, ROP, Horizon, Special Education, PUSD co-curricular (band, choir, leadership, etc.), and extra-curricular activities (athletics, debate, student clubs, etc.) may apply for a grant once a year.

  • Education Grants 
    Teachers and employees of the PUSD may submit a grant application once a year. Projects should be student focused, promote creativity and innovative thinking, and offer expanded learning opportunities for students. Grant requests are accepted in amounts up to $2,500.

Career Day
The PPIE Foundation hosts an annual Career Day for middle school students in the Pleasanton Unified School District. Guest speakers share relevant and up-to-date information on future career options with students and foster important partnerships with the education community. Volunteers can make a positive difference in a child’s life, and can help shape our future leaders.

Event times are approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Speaker presentations are given during the first four morning class periods. Volunteers are assigned a specific classroom and a teacher is present at all times. If you love your career, and would like to share your career experiences with middle school students then please download the Career Day form and fax it to the PPIE Foundation at (925) 846-5641 or e-mail complete information to mail@ppie.org

PPIE Parent Ambassadors
Parent Ambassador’s are the main communication link between PPIE and the school site that they represent. It is their job to inform parents, teachers, and students about PPIE programs and events throughout the school year. This is accomplished by reporting PPIE news at parent club meetings, in school newsletters, and posting marketing materials at the school site. In addition, they help recruit volunteers and sell tickets to “Bon Appetit”, PPIE’s annual culinary fundraiser in the fall; promote the student and teacher grant programs; attend and sell luncheon and drawing tickets to the “Salute to Partnerships” recognition luncheon in the spring.

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