Partners Lighting the Way for Students

This has been an exciting year with funders supporting next-level academic and expanded learning support for students across California! If the last few weeks show us anything, it’s that 2022 is going to be an outstanding year of changing the odds for kids thanks to additional funding and contributions.

For the second year in a row, The Boeing Company has kicked off our end of year giving campaign with a $100,000 grant towards STEM programming in our Southeast Los Angeles County region supporting Bellflower, Lynwood, Compton and Ingenium Charter Schools. STEM is an increasingly important talent in the modern world, with the core skills of problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork being translatable into any future career a student desires.

Then on Giving Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Think Together surprised 50 Think Together students at Werner Elementary School in Rialto with a visit from Los Angeles Dodgers Third Base Coach Dino Ebel.

Students received books, swag and listened to Ebel read “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year” by Larry Harper as part of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation LA Reads program. You can read more about this event in the story covered by the San Bernardino Sun and the Inland Empire Business Journal.

The following week, Kaiser Permanente Riverside County employees and physicians pulled together gifts and donated them to students in Moreno Valley Unified School District and Val Verde Unified School District. These students were incredibly grateful for the gifts, and we know that they will remember opening those presents for years to come.

Just 72 hours later, the Agua Caliente Clippers basketball team passed out toys not only to Think Together students but to the entire school of 397 students in Ontario. The toys ranged from STEM kits to art activities with all students also receiving fun Clippers swag items.

Think Together is always thrilled to bring students an extra bit of joy during the holidays, but we also know that the best gift is a robust education. It’s through the relationships we build with our corporate and community partners that Think Together helps truly light the way for our students.

If you are interested in becoming a partner in 2022, visit for more information.