Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • UPDATED: Help the Logan High InvenTeam travel to MIT

    Summary: The Logan InvenTeam is raising funds to cover travel expenses to go to MIT in June 2019 to demonstrate their invention – an energy management system for prosthetic limbs. The invention will convert kinetic energy produced during limb use into sustainable energy. Initial funds raised will go toward travel expenses

  • LPEF grant funds visit by nation’s first elected female Hmong-American judge

    When Kristy Yang arrived in the United States as a refugee at the age of 6, the only English words she knew were: “Pepsi, please.” With the support of public school teachers in Wisconsin, she became fluent in English and her native Hmong language, and has now gone on to

  • LDI student receives $3,149 LPEF grant to study Earthships

    A student at the La Crosse Design Institute was recently awarded a $3,149 “Wish List” grant to support her 8th-grade project on Earthships. Faith Yang has been studying Earthships as part of her work at LDI, which is a project-based learning school where students take responsibility for much of their own

  • Photo Gallery: 2019 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2019 Grants Award Luncheon at — The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods. Thanks to Nick Marcou, communications coordinator for the School District of La Crosse, for photography at the luncheon.

  • Schools raise more than $25,000 through LPEF’s

    La Crosse public schools and community groups working with the schools have raised more than $25,000 for education projects through the LPEF Support-a-School crowdfunding program. In 2018, the largest effort was spearheaded by the Central High School Class of 1968, which raised more than $2,300 through LPEF’s website (plus $3,600

  • $40,300 in Gold Star Grants awarded to support innovation in La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 24 “Gold Star Grants” in first round for 2018-19 school year West African drums for elementary school music rooms, a yearlong archaeology project to study early Native American cultures of our area, and partnerships to help parents improve relationships with their children are among 24 grants totaling more

  • Adopt-a-School program highlights LPEF Grants Award Luncheon on Jan. 18

    The importance of community involvement in the La Crosse public schools, including the new Adopt-a-School program that matches businesses and other organizations with specific schools, will be the theme of the annual Grants Award Luncheon hosted by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The event is a celebration of

  • Shopping Amazon for the holidays? You can make a bonus gift to LPEF at no added cost to you

    Helping Santa this Christmas season by shopping on Amazon? With one simple step, you can provide some extra cheer this year by providing a bonus gift to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation — at no added cost to you. All you have to do is start your shopping by

  • Community Foundation approves $25,000 grant for Random Acts of Kindness

    Students in need of clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items, transportation and other basic support will be the beneficiaries of a $25,000 grant awarded to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) by the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation. Robert Franke, who died in

  • LPEF celebrates 30 years of grants to spur innovation in La Crosse classrooms

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is celebrating an important milestone: 30 years since it first began awarding grants to teachers in La Crosse public schools. In that time, the Foundation has provided about 650 grants to teachers, students and community members working in our schools. The grants have touched