The East Palo Alto and Belle Haven communities work collaboratively with a wide-range of non-profit, governmental, and business organizations to create a quality instructional program which empowers students to make positive choices, achieve their personal best, be college bound, and productive responsible participants in a 21st century global society. The community is committed to preparing all students to succeed and contribute in a changing world.
Inspiring Summers Registration Information
In Summer 2022, Ravenswood City School District will offer a full-day program to all kindergarten through eighth grade students who live in the school district. Please visit Ravenswood City School District’s website for more information.
En el verano del 2022, el Distrito Escolar de Ravenswood City ofrecerá un programa de día completo a todos los estudiantes de kindergarten a octavo grado que viven en el distrito escolar. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web del Distrito Escolar de Ravenswood City.
The Big Lift enables kindergarteners to feel welcomed on campuses, meet fellow students, and engage in an enriching summer curriculum.
Gina Sudaria, Superintendent, Ravenswood City School District
Innovative teachers make clean-up time fun and educational!
Recognizing play is an intrinsic motivator, The Big Lift teachers created a clean-up time routine that was playful, while adding learning components. The teachers planned the clean-up process based on student insights utilizing intentional design, Social-Emotional learning (cooperation), Mathematics (sorting and categorizing), Science (observation and hypothesis), and Language Development (repetition and definition of a novel word).
Locations / Classrooms Served
7 sites, 17 classrooms
Preschool – 2nd
The Big Lift Partners
Community Impact Report
This 2019 East Palo Alto-Belle Haven Inspiring Summers report presents the inspiring outcomes of this holistic learning experience blending academics with enrichment, social-emotional skill development, and community engagement.