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The Emily Shane Foundation Goes to California's State Capitol!
Michel Shane, ESF Chair, and Ellen Shane, Executive Director, hold up certificate inside the lobby of California's State Capitol.
Ellen Shane, Executive Director, and Michel Shane, ESF Chair, posing proudly in front of backdrop.
Exploring the Magnificent Dome Inside California's State Capitol

We are so grateful to be recognized as Senator Ben Allen's 2024 Nonprofit of the Year. This honor is a testament to the tireless dedication of our staff  and the profound impact we strive to make in the lives of our students. As long as educational inequity exists, the need for our work continues. It is our hope that this recognition will help amplify our mission and garner the support needed to continue Emily's legacy. Let us remember that every child deserves the chance to succeed in middle school and beyond. May we see our SEA Program sustained in the years to come and this honor be a stimulus to ensure a positive future for those we serve.

Highlights from Our End-of-Year Certificate Distribution Event!
U.S. Senator Ben Allen Selects The Emily Shane Foundation as “A California 2024 Nonprofit of the Year!”

Every year each California state legislator chooses a nonprofit organization to honor for doing outstanding work in their district. This year, Senator Ben Allen has chosen The Emily Shane Foundation. 

We are honored to merit this recognition!

Senator Allen shares why he chose The Emily Shane Foundation: 

"I served on the school board when we tragically lost Emily Shane 14 years ago on PCH.  I’ll never forget it. That Ellen and Michel have been able to turn that unthinkable loss into such a powerful force for good is commendable and inspiring. And the data is clear: students served by the Foundation’s individualized tutoring and mentorship programs are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college and less likely to miss school or turn to illegal substance use. I am pleased to honor Emily’s legacy by recognizing this life-changing work.”

Our foundation's Executive Director Ellen Shane said the following in learning about meriting this honor: 

"Every day, our dedicated staff and mentor/tutors work to make a profound difference in the lives of students who might otherwise slip through the cracks. To receive this recognition from Senator Allen is deeply humbling and validates our vital work. We are incredibly proud to be named A Nonprofit of the Year and grateful to all who have supported us on this journey."