It takes a village, a race, and some music!
The Roseville City School District continues to grow and thrive thanks to the support of a non-profit organization focused on expanding and advocating for educational opportunities of our community’s students. The Roseville City School District Foundation (RCSDF) is a community-based, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance, expand and enrich the education of each child in the Roseville City School District. Unlike a single school-based PTC, the RCSDF represents all students district-wide, advocating to promote academic excellence, champion innovation in teaching, and provide sustained financial support to the entire district. Being an inclusive and philanthropic city, RCSDF’s vision has been to engage the entire community of Roseville to participate in realizing this mission since 2005. In this spirit, the RCSDF is planning and hosting its annual Run4Roseville Schools fun run for the whole family on April 29, 2018.
“This event not only promotes healthy activity for our students and families, but encourages the entire community to get involved with the cause,” says Justin Caporusso, RCSDF Vice President and one of the race coordinators. “We love seeing our students get excited about their education, especially music education.”
During the 2016-2017 school year, music education finally returned to RCSD after ten years without a formal program. RCSDF donated $90,000 to the District for the first year of the program to help fund instruments, sheet music, and other equipment that will be used by music teachers and students for years to come. RCSDF now has committed to donating $25,000 per year towards music programs for our students.
Research studies have proven that music education strengthens language development, increases IQ, develops creativity, enhances spatial-temporal skills and coordination, improves test scores, and builds teamwork and camaraderie with their fellow students. All of these are skills demanded of our students in today’s world and helps them becomes the RCSD champions they are.
“One of the easiest ways to get involved is to join our mailing list and stay informed of our goals, events, and progress,” says Caporusso.
The RCSDF board also encourages community members to donate, volunteer, and sponsor events throughout the year. They even offer community service hours to high school and college students looking to make a difference.
To learn more about the Roseville City School District Foundation, or to get involved, visit rcsdfoundation.org.