Mission, Vision and Goals

  • The Mission of the Foundation for Portland Public Schools is to be a catalyst for increased educational opportunities, achievement, and equity for all Portland Public Schools students and staff.
  • FPPS’s Vision is to strengthen schools through community investment.
  • FPPS’s Goals are educational enrichment, innovation and community engagement.

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Portland Empowered

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of Portland Empowered. Portland Empowered champions student and parent voice with a specific focus on engaging those who have historically been under-represented.

They reduce barriers and create opportunities for emerging youth and adult leaders so that youth in Portland Public Schools are successful in school and beyond. PE supports Youth (YEPs) and Parent (PEPs) Engagement Partners which both enable students and parents to organize together and act as change makers and advocates in their schools and communities.

Families in Crisis

The Families in Crisis Fund helps the Portland Public Schools assist students and families with emergency needs. With the pandemic, this need has increased for the Portland School District’s most vulnerable children and their families.

This fund allows the District to help families directly with basic needs other than food. The Families in Crisis Fund can be used to help Portland families who are experiencing unemployment, illness, or other challenging situations to pay their rent, utilities, medical costs, or other necessary supplies.  Payments are made directly to creditors.

Addressing the Opportunity Gap

Addressing the Opportunity Gap is a community campaign to raise at least $100,000 to accelerate and expand our school district’s equity work. The Portland Promise, our schools’ comprehensive plan, has a goal of rooting out systemic and ongoing inequities in our schools.

Your donation will go towards initiatives including developing Wabanaki and local Black history studies curriculum, purchasing culturally responsive books and resources, providing professional development for staff, and recruiting, hiring, supporting, and advancing the careers of BIPOC staff members.

  • The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
  • Our Federal Tax ID: #22-3179738
  • We are registered with a charitable organization license in the State of Maine
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