Annual Giving + Parent University

Annual Giving

So many things are different this school year, but one thing that remains unchanged is the need to support the programs and other needs of our school so our learners can have the best possible educational experience.

Scarlet Foundation’s Annual Giving Program is the most direct way to do this. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly toward programs, supplies, tools, and other needs that SCVi does not receive through funding from charter, state, or federal programs.

In normal times, our suggested annual donation is $600 per learner, which covers the difference between SCVi’s full program and what it receives in funding. Given the difficulties so many have been facing this year, we are suggesting $600 per family, which can be paid in monthly installments.

What’s most important, though, is participation by as many of our families as possible. This can help us win grants and sponsorships — so donations in any amount allow us to continue to fund the important programs and initiatives for SCVi.

Click here to donate.>>>

Parent University is back!

Come one, come all! Parents and SCVi admin, staff, and facilitators: You are all invited to SCVi PARENT UNIVERSITY!

Scarlet Foundation is hosting Parent University and will provide an ongoing monthly opportunity for parents and the SCVi community to come together to learn and connect with one another.

Our first Parent U of 2020-2021 will be on Thursday, October 1, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The evening will focus on relationship building in the era of COVID-19 and SCVi online learning.

One of the cornerstones of SCVi and a project-based learning environment is collaboration, which is another way of saying “learning in relationship.” All of us are being challenged with COVID-19 and social distancing to learn and connect online. How is this impacting learners, families, and our relationship to SCVi?

Click here to join us Thursday, October 1, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM for Parent U.>>>

This month will be part information and communication and part social mixer. Since we are not able to chit-chat in front of the school, this way we can meet one another on Zoom, make new connections, and leave inspired with ideas to help our kids connect online and connect with each other and their facilitators.

We are so excited to connect with all of you!

A big thank-you to SCVi parent, Kirsten Caplan, who graciously volunteered to organize Parent U for SCVi this year. Kirsten is a former middle school teacher in drama, theatre, and diversity and inclusion education. She is a theatre director, playwright, and actor. She currently is a freelance facilitator for difficult conversations and deep listening. She volunteers for AWARE (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere) and facilitates dialogues for white people to confront their own internalized racism and learn ways to grow from non-racism to anti-racism, which is a lifelong evolving process of humility, learning, and unlearning. This is her fourth year as an iLEAD parent. Both of her children attend SCVi; her son is in eighth grade and her daughter is in third.

Please let us know if you have ideas for topics or would like to lead or be a guest speaker for a future Parent University.

The Scarlet Foundation Board Needs You!

Scarlet Foundation is an SCVi parent-led nonprofit foundation whose sole purpose is to support our school and our learners through fundraising and community-building activities.

We have an all-volunteer board and need parents/caregivers to join us who are interested in continuing to move our school forward. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Secretary: help to prepare our meeting agendas and minutes and be the keeper of our bylaws and other important documents.
  • Fundraising (2 positions): help us create fundraising opportunities (like restaurant nights), work on obtaining community sponsorships, and find, write grant proposals.
  • Community Engagement: work with us to create opportunities to support the SCVi community through Parent University and other events.

Please contact Kenchy Ragsdale at or

Nicole Miller at if you’re interested.