Our Work

Who We Are

The San Leandro Education Foundation (SLED) is a non-profit community foundation established to support the role of public education in developing our community’s young people into well-grounded future citizens. We believe that when a child succeeds, we all succeed. We believe that the vitality and future of the San Leandro community is directly linked to the quality of its public schools. Since our founding in 2008, we have been bringing the community together to accomplish these ideals.

Strategic Objectives

Removing Barriers to Education Opportunities
Equitable Educational Experiences
Career and College Exploration
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.)
Social Justice & Global Citizenship
Environmental Stewardship

We Believe

  1. Strong public schools are essential to our quality of life and the future well-being of our city
  2. The exceptional diversity of the San Leandro community is a strength
  3. Vibrant communities require high-quality public schools
  4. The education of our children is the responsibility of the entire community
  5. That academic enrichment enhances the educational experience

We Fund Positive Youth Development Activities That:

  • Contribute to a community of education via engaging and exciting opportunities
  • Encourage experiences that change educational paradigms
  • Support robust learning environments inside and outside the classroom
  • Enhance student’s career interests and educational experiences from elementary school through post-secondary 


SLED works with the San Leandro community to provide students with robust and innovative educational experiences, ensuring equitable access across grade levels and school sites.


SLED promotes student success by supporting positive youth development activities that inspire students to pursue their educational and life goals.

The Role We Play

The San Leandro Education Foundation’s role is to serve as a bridge between our youth and those in the community committed to investing in the future of San Leandro.