“To Serve As Advocates and Ambassadors of Central Unified”

Our Mission

To serve as advocates and ambassadors of Central Unified School District by encouraging community investment and involvement in the core pillars.

01. Academics

02. Agriculture

05. Well-Being

03. Arts

04. Athletics

Our History

The Foundation for Central Schools was founded in 2004 by parents, staff and community members of Central Unified. The Foundation immediately went to work, by creating grants for classroom projects and teachers. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown to include a scholarship program, jacket & sweater distribution, clothing closets, food distribution and textbook grants. Additionally, the Foundation has provided monetary support to a number of district programs like, History day and Young Authors’ Faire. Plus, assistance for opportunities like students performing at Carnegie Hall. To date, nearly $1.5 million dollars has been raised to support the mission. Today, the Foundation actively advocates for community investment and partnerships to provide high-quality educational experiences for Central Unified.


Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

Sarah Ruiz

Chairman of the Board/Secretary

Community Member

Joe Doyland

Vice Chairman

Community Relations Officer, Educational Employees Credit Union

Corbin Gunstream


CFO, Engineered Industrial Products Inc.

Naindeep Singh Chann


President, Central Unified Trustee Area 7

Ketti Davis


Superintendent of Schools, Central Unified

Angel DeLeon


Counselor, Central Unified

Leadership Team

Serena G. Dohi

Executive Director

Foundation For Central Schools

Maria Cortez


Central Unified/ Foundation For Central Schools

Olegario Tapia

Communications Clerk

Central Unified / Foundation For Central Schools

Meeting Agenda & Minutes


  • November TBD
    • 18th, Agenda
    • 18th, Minutes
  • September TBD
    • TBD, Agenda
    • TBD, Minutes
  • June
    • 16th, Agenda
    • 16th, Minutes,
  • March
    • 20th, Agenda
    • 20th, Minutes
  • January