Adopt-a-School is a joint effort of the School District of La Crosse and the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The program matches businesses and community organizations (including other nonprofits, service clubs and faith-based groups) to specific schools. Overall program goals are to:

  • Improve student success in schools.
  • Promote community understanding and support for La Crosse public schools.
  • Channel community volunteers and resources to address varying needs specifically identified by schools, while also minimizing the workload on school principals and staff.

Adopt-a-School supplements (rather than supplants) many existing efforts by local businesses and organizations, and aims to provide a common and simplified set of tools for use by schools working with community volunteers and financial supporters.

Adopt-a-School is designed for group efforts (rather than individual volunteers). Please talk to your work, church or nonprofit colleagues and consider taking on a regular commitment to Adopt-a-School. For more information, contact the principal or administrative assistant at any school; or contact LPEF at 608-787-0226.