El Paso Community Foundation


The Classroom Fund is a project of the El Paso Community Foundation created to support El Paso and Las Cruces Area teachers. The Classroom Fund will provide requested classroom materials directly to teachers.

Grantee Spotlight

 Amy Simpson

Amy SimpsonAlma d'arte Charter High School

Amy teaches 9th - 12th graders and wanted to invest in a poetry anthology. Amy found a book of poetry she thought would be perfect and the Classroom fund provided. "Beauty is a Verb adroitly blends thoughtful analysis, biographical essays, and original poetry in a way that is comprehensible and interesting to high school students," says Amy Simpson. A bonus is that the book is published by an El Paso local publishing house, Cinco Puntos Press.