DRESDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation (DESEF) is a 501(c)(3)
organization supporting the Dresden Elementary School Community. Our focus is on improving literacy. Studies have shown that children who are not
reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to drop
out of high school with a cost to taxpayers of approximately $292,000 per
dropout. Among many services, DESEF offers
a One-to-One Tutoring Program
that provides individualized tutoring twice a week for a total of 4 hours/week
for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The intent is for each tutor to remain with their student for 4 years as
their mentor and teacher.
Our mission is to energize community partners and business resources for the pursuit of educational excellence at Dresden Elementary School. We support teachers and staff, students and their families, and facilities by funding activities and programs that promote a positive learning environment.
RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS
DESEF brings a new playground to Dresden
In July of 2018, DESEF was awarded a grant for a brand-new playground by KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! matches high-need community organizations with funding partners to design and build a dream playground. We were fortunate to be paired with Cox
Enterprises as our funding partner. On October 26, 2018, over 200 volunteers came out, despite pouring rain,
to build the new playground in less than 6 hours! It was an amazing day!
Be sure to check our Facebook Page for the most recent DESEF news!
DESEF programs are run by volunteers. If
you are interested in volunteering, please contact Margaret Landry at (770) 934-9537 or email@example.com.
One-to-One Tutoring Program
in 2015, and remaining as the bedrock of the DESEF, this program provides
individualized after-school tutoring twice a week for a total of 4 hours/week
for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who read below grade-level. This year, 16 students are being tutored by a
team of 22 volunteer tutors. In addition,
these students are exposed to cultural and outdoor programs through the
generosity of community partners such as the Sierra Club and the Alliance
This program for Kindergarten students is in its second year and provides 20-minute one-to-one tutoring sessions in the classroom using "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" by Siegfried Engelman. A total of 10 students are being tutored by a team of 5 volunteer tutors.
pilot program is working with 3rd grade students, focusing on the basics of
speaking, reading and writing English as well as basic math skills. The goal is to improve these skills so that
the students will be better able to comprehend the grade-level content in the
classroom. The students receive tutoring
twice a week for a total of 4 hours/week and the student to tutor ratio is 1:1.
The plan is to grow this program to follow these pilot students into the 4th
and 5th grades so that, by the end of the 5th grade, they are on-level with
both reading and math.
A tax-deductible donation may be made by donating on-line through the DESEF FaceBook Page
or by mailing a check to the Dresden
Elementary School Education Foundation at PO Box 49066, Atlanta, Georgia 30359.
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REPORTS TO THE COMMUNITY
DESEF 2017-2018 Report to the Community
DESEF 2016-2017 Report to the Community
DESEF BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2018-2019
President; Rita Glaser
Vice President; Todd Price
Treasurer; Cathi Callahan
Secretary; Charlotte-ann Rogers
Cavalli Ron Dennis
Hogan Margaret Landry
Oliver Julio Penaranda
Pierce Joni Roberts
Principal, Dr. Jesse Berger
Assistant Principal, Jose Osorio
Mailing Address - PO Box 49066, Atlanta, Georgia 30359
Email Address - DESEFcontact@gmail.com
The Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation has been awarded the 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. You may find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress by going to https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-3352483.