United Parents for Education Awarded $26K Parker Foundation Grant

Foundation Supports the “Betterment of Life for All People of San Diego County”

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 16, 2013) —- United Parents of Education, or UPforEd, proudly announces being awarded a $26,000 grant awarded by The Parker Foundation.

The Parker Foundation, named for philanthropists Gerald T. and Inez Grant Parker, was founded in 1971 to support charities established for the “betterment of life for all people of San Diego County,” according to its website. The organization claims a net endowment of over $38 million and has granted more than $40 million over the course of some 40 years.

Logo_UpForEdUPforEd, a parent advocacy nonprofit, is committed to engaging parents in public schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District to foster an open dialog between home and school. Its Parent Choice Awards honors exemplary teachers nominated monthly by the members of the public, including students.

“The Parkers’ legacy has bettered the lives of so many San Diegans and what better place to start than our neighborhood schools,” said Executive Director Lisa Berlanga of UPforEd. “We’re honored by this grant, which will help support our ongoing parent advocacy programs in San Diego schools.”

Learn more about United Parents for Education at and The Parker Foundation at



United Parents for Education, or UPforEd, believes every child deserves a high-quality education. Our mission is to substantially increase all students’ achievement within San Diego Unified School District by supporting children through a parent-led organization. 


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