Education Lab

Donate to Education Lab

Building a team of journalists to bring attention to the education issues critical to the advancement of our community.

The San Joaquin Valley is beset with high poverty rates and a complex web of socioeconomic pressures. But chief among our challenges is chronic low educational attainment.

The Fresno Bee has a plan to create greater awareness of the work being done, the work that still needs to be done and the root causes of key issues. The solutions-oriented journalism produced by the Education Lab will monitor progress, bring accountability and amplify successes. The result will be a more engaged community — one that creates Fresno’s next generation of stakeholders, business leaders and public servants.

The goal is to create a broad conversation among parents, students, teachers and others in Fresno and the central San Joaquin Valley. We will do this by providing essential, solutions-oriented journalism and regular opportunities to engage.

This goal will be met by:

  • 1 weekly enterprise story with video and photos that build understanding of the challenges, successes and opportunities in our education communities.
  • 2 – 4 daily stories per week that leverage data, offer high-utility news or let readers know how they can engage over the same timeframe.
  • Potential publication across McClatchy’s five California news organizations – Fresno, Sacramento, Merced, Modesto and San Luis Obispo.
  • Regular in-person listening sessions.
  • A quarterly webinar, where we’ll share what we’re working on, what’s worked and input on the issues we should cover next.
  • Public events in Fresno to put the spotlight on this topic at least once a year.
Building a team of journalists to bring attention to the education issues critical to the advancement of our community.

The San Joaquin Valley is beset with high poverty rates and a complex web of socioeconomic pressures. But chief among our challenges is chronic low educational attainment.

The Fresno Bee has a plan to create greater awareness of the work being done, the work that still needs to be done and the root causes of key issues. The solutions-oriented journalism produced by the Education Lab will monitor progress, bring accountability and amplify successes. The result will be a more engaged community — one that creates Fresno’s next generation of stakeholders, business leaders and public servants.

The goal is to create a broad conversation among parents, students, teachers and others in Fresno and the central San Joaquin Valley. We will do this by providing essential, solutions-oriented journalism and regular opportunities to engage.

This goal will be met by:

  • 1 weekly enterprise story with video and photos that build understanding of the challenges, successes and opportunities in our education communities.
  • 2 – 4 daily stories per week that leverage data, offer high-utility news or let readers know how they can engage over the same timeframe.
  • Potential publication across McClatchy’s five California news organizations – Fresno, Sacramento, Merced, Modesto and San Luis Obispo.
  • Regular in-person listening sessions.
  • A quarterly webinar, where we’ll share what we’re working on, what’s worked and input on the issues we should cover next.
  • Public events in Fresno to put the spotlight on this topic at least once a year.

Donate By Mail

Make check payable to:
Central Valley Community Foundation
Attn: Education Lab
5260 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 122
Fresno, CA 93704

The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) maintains control over the disbursement of all funds. While donors and contributors may direct funds to specific projects within the Impact Media and Measurement Fund, they do not have editorial control over content produced with fund resources, or the interpretation of data. CVCF, funders, donors, and all related projects will be held to strict donor transparency and editorial independence policies including but not limited to publicly listing the names of any donors or funders who contribute more than $1,000 in a calendar year. For full transparency and ethics guidelines, click here.

Contributions to the Impact Media and Measurement Fund will be tax-deductible as provided by law, and meet the exempt purposes set forth in the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).

The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) maintains control over the disbursement of all funds. While donors and contributors may direct funds to specific projects within the Impact Media and Measurement Fund, they do not have editorial control over content produced with fund resources, or the interpretation of data. CVCF, funders, donors, and all related projects will be held to strict donor transparency and editorial independence policies including but not limited to publicly listing the names of any donors or funders who contribute more than $1,000 in a calendar year. For full transparency and ethics guidelines, click here.

Contributions to the Impact Media and Measurement Fund will be tax-deductible as provided by law, and meet the exempt purposes set forth in the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).