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.