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      September 27, 2016

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      1005 47th Street
      San Diego, California 92102

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      Building the Future of Creativity: The Gompers Turnaround

      Overview: During back-to-school season, we envision a future in which every young person in San Diego County has access to a high-quality education that fosters their creativity, instills a love of the arts, and prepares them to determine their own life paths. To that end, and with your help, The San Diego Foundation has invested in impact with more than $21 million granted to education and $6 million to the arts in the last year alone. Gompers Preparatory Academy (GPA) shares our vision and is working to make it a reality. To learn more about Academy's work and how we can support its efforts together, join The San Diego Foundation and Legler Benbough Foundation on September 27 for a site visit to the school. During the visit we will: Hear the GPA turnaround story, including how 100 percent of their seniors have graduated from the school and have enrolled in college since 2012, and its approach to supporting students through high school and beyond; Tour the school’s facilities and visit classrooms, highlighting rigorous academic and visual and performing arts programs; See student performances and talk with students about their GPA experience; Find out why and how The Legler Benbough Foundation is investing in Gompers and its students Guests will have reserved parking upon arrival. Agenda: 9:00am: Welcome from Peter Ellsworth of The Legler Benbough Foundation and Peter Chodzko of Gompers Preparatory Academy (refreshments will be served) 9:15am: Student performances and Q&A with students 9:45am: Leadership presentation on Gompers’ philosophy, results, and plans for the future 10:00am: Open Q&A 10:20am: Campus tour and school visits To support GPA expansion of their music programming and continued excellence, The Legler Benbough Foundation is offering a matching gift opportunity up to $100,000. GPA leadership will share in more detail the inspiring ways Legler Benbough will match dollars to invest, leverage, and grow the impact of Gompers Preparatory Academy model. If you cannot join us, please consider an investment in education by supporting Gompers and donate today.

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