Since its inception in the year 2000, the Education Foundation of Odessa has extended its support of ECISD students and teachers beyond the Grants Program and Scholarships to include the following:
AP/IB Incentive Program
The AP/IB Incentive Program provides $70.00 (for the first AP/IB exam a student passes) to ECISD for AP/IB teacher training and supplemental teaching materials/educational opportunities for our advanced academic students.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is a national program whose mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The Education Foundation is proud to be the driving force behind the implementation of AVID in ECISD and is even prouder at the community-wide success the program has demonstrated.
Food 2 Kids
Food 2 Kids is a community partnered program that aims to feed hungry children who do not eat a regular meal between their lunch at school on Friday and their breakfast at school on Monday. If a child is hungry, the child will not learn. Currently, Food 2 Kids feeds more than 1,100 students in ECISD each semester.