Our Volunteers and Community Partners
Thanks to outstanding volunteers, businesses, organizations and community members, Ibarra has so much to offer our young and eager students, many of them living in their first home in America. Because of volunteerism we can bring enriching experiences to our students, 85 percent of them from lower-income families that qualifies them for free and reduced lunch.
Community partnerships provide outstanding resources. Thanks to assistance from Price Charities, we provide after-school academic programs aimed at helping students achieve at higher levels. They also get enrichment programs, in the arts and athletics to provide greater experiences.
How many schools can say they get free ice hockey lessons, and free golf classes from Disney GOALS and free golf lessons from Pro-Kids Golf and Learning Academy.
The Timberland Company provided a mini campus makeover, turning our new urban campus into an artistic wonderland. The company painted murals, stocked garden boxes, improved landscaping, donated gardening and maintenance equipment, and outfitted 35 students with outdoor equipment including boots, jackets and backpacks.
San Diego Refugee Tutoring
Teachers, community members, students (high school and college) and family members are joining together to support a small refugee community in the City Heights area. Tutoring is available Monday evenings at Ibarra Elementary School from 4:30 - 6:00. For more information, check out their website
Rain Forest Art Project
The Children's Rainforest works with schools, communities and hospitals creating specialized nature-based, healing arts programs that work within the needs of the children and the community, and is currently working with Ibarra's third grade classrooms.
The Children's Rainforest is a nature-based, educational, healing arts program that inspires children; building a sense of pride and ownership through the creation of permanent ceramic and mosaic art.
Children's participation in mission based art activities encourage creative growth by allowing them to take part in developing their own artistic vision for their community. When students create art that is installed in a prominent public location, they develop a sense of pride and ownership. To find out more, check out their website.