A Foundation For Their Future

Our Mission

The Foundation for Central Schools was established in 2004 to encourage community investment and involvement in Central Unified School District. Specifically, in the District’s core pillar’s: Academics,Arts, Agriculture and Athletics.

Over the last 18 years, the Foundation for Central Schools has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars. These funds have supported an array of programs, benefiting both students and teachers.

To date, The Foundation has provided $77,500 in scholarships to deserving seniors through the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship program. Provided a countless number of grants to students and teachers such as, Classroom Project Grants and Textbook Grants.

The Foundation has also supported a number of annual events including, Warm for Winter, Holiday Joy Food Drive, Summer Reading Program AG Day, Special Olympics, Young Authors’ Faire, History Day and many more.

The Foundation for Central Schools will celebrate its’ 20th year in 2024.

Board of Directors and Staff

2022 Board of Directors

Corbin Gunstream, Chairman of the Board, EIP Inc.

Joe Doyland, Vice Chairman, EECU

Brett Caeton, Secretary, CRMA Inc.

Sarah Ruiz, Treasurer, Blended Families

Ketti Davis, Director, Central U.S.D Acting Superintendent

Richard A. Solis, Director, Central U.S.D Board of Trustee President

Staff

Serena G. Dohi, Executive Director, Foundation For Central Schools

Gilbert Magallon, Public Information Officer, Central U.S.D.

Olegario Tapia Solis, Clerk Central U.S.D.

Join Our Board

Meeting Times

Time: 11:30am 

Location: Central USD District Office and via Zoom. Email sdohi@centralunified.org for link information. 

Dates:

  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 2022 – No Meeting
  • May 18, 2022
  • June 2022 TBA
  • July 2022 TBA
  • August 2022 TBA
  • September 2022 TBA
  • October 2022 TBA
  • November 2022 TBA
  • December 2022 TBA

Meeting Agenda & Minutes

2022

How We Got Here

2003

12/05/2003 – Articles of Incorporation are filed

2004

Established as 501(c)(3)

2004

Launch Of Monthly Employee Giving

2004

Core Pillars Established: Academics, Arts, Athletics and Agriculture

2006

Launch of Central Unified Coats For Kids

2008

Wall of Fame Established at Central East High School 

2008

1st Annual Holiday Joy Food Drive

2017

1st Annual Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Awards

2020

Coats for Kids reaches the largest amount of distribution, 2100 coats

2020

Holiday Joy Food Drives distributes 2400 meals to Central Unified students & families

2021

Janessa Ramirez Community Mural created at Granville-Teague community center

2021

Launch Of Textbook Grants For Central Unified Junior and Seniors enrolled in college enrichment classes