MAKO Foundation

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Our Mission

Maximizing Academics, Knowledge and Opportunity, the MAKO Foundation is Focused on Funding a 21st Century Education for all Vista del Mar Elementary and Middle School students. 

Our Impact


Our Impact

In the last five years the MAKO Foundation has deployed over $850,000 into the Vista del Mar Elementary and Middle Schools as follows:

Chromebook Program ($224,000)

Chromebooks provided for individual student use at each grade level from Kindergarten through 8th grade

Supplemental Programs & Staffing ($282,000)

Counseling Services; Librarian; Instructional Aides; State Championship Qualifying Robotics Program; STEAM Lab; Technology Program; Music & Drama Program; Culinary Arts Program; Middle School New Student Academy; MAKO Your Way to Kindergarten Academy

Teacher Training ($96,000)

Elementary School Writing Program; Teacher Collaboration Days; Teacher Conferences and Symposiums (UCI Writing Conferences, PLC Conference, PAL Advisor Training, AVID Training, NGSS Science Department Training, Technology Conferences)

Safety ($116,000)

Security Cameras; Electronic Visitor Sign-In System; Two-Way Radios; Classroom Safety Enhancements

Student Enrichment ($75,000)

Survivor Book Club; Subscriptions (Scholastic News, Listenwise, Newsela Pro, ClassMarker); Field Trips (Students Run LA, CA Science Center, Disney Performing Arts Center); Assemblies; Award Programs; Student Tutoring; Zero Period

Class Room Grants ($67,000)

Classroom Technology (ELMO Projectors for each Classroom, Teacher Technology, Computers, 3d Printers, Robotics & Video Production Equipment); Physical Education Equipment; Science (Equipment and Project Materials) 

Campus Enhancement Projects ($29,000)

Rebuild Splash Zone Stage; Handball Wall Murals; Filtered Water Stations (water stations co-funded with PTA) 

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