Sponsor a Program

Sponsor a Program 

Partners in Education suggests sponsorship of one of our programs.

Success for Students 

College & Career…Ready, Set, Go 

Sponsor field trips and special guest speakers for grades 5-8 students. Partners in Education operates a 16-week program for students in area schools to (a) learn about careers, (b) chart a course for their future, (c) develop high school and career readiness skills and (d) build character traits that will set them up for college and career success. Parents are engaged and are trained as coaches to help continue building student readiness throughout high school and into a career. .

Title One Funds may be used by schools to support this programming.  We primarily work with underserved students – students who have been identified as not currently receiving equitable resources in comparison to other students in the academic pipeline.  Ensure an entire school grades 5-8 have solid career preparation for an entire year for an average of $65-90 per student, depending on the size of the school. Your sponsorship dollars cover the cost of curriculum supplies and facilitation of classroom curricula by our own education specialists, career field trips to universities and community colleges, local businesses and nonprofit organizations where career education is a focus, and family learning nights where parents are invited to participate and learn more about coaching their students to a successful future. 

This programming is available to all public and charter schools as well as private schools in Lucas County. Please work with us to find a school that you would like to see connected with career programming. We would love to involve your business in field trips and career guest speaking and mentoring.


Mentors in Toledo Schools

Sponsor students in Toledo Public Schools to receive mentoring and tutoring focused primarily on improving literacy skills in grades Kindergarten through 3, which helps students and schools meet the Ohio 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee. Students in the program receive one-on-one mentoring and tutoring utilizing lessons provided by the student’s teacher. 100% of the students currently receiving this program have improved their literacy skills on both grade cards and standardized tests. Sponsorship dollars cover the cost of site coordinators and laptop computers used to collect student data at each school as well as reading supplies and incentives for students.

Mentors in Toledo Schools is a successful, cost effective way to improve literacy skills for students. Current programs are running in Arlington, Escuela SMART, McKinley, DeVeaux, Garfield, Larchmont, Longfellow, Old Orchard, Whittier and  Sherman Elementary in Toledo Public Schools and Queen of Apostles School in the Toledo Diocese. $12,500 would cover the cost of all students needing tutoring in grades K-3 in one school for the entire school year. Work with us to get your favorite school involved in this very effective literacy skill-building program.


Capacity Building for Nonprofits

Afterschool Alliance of Partners in Education, Ohio’s Northwest Afterschool Network Hub

Sponsor professional development workshops for area nonprofits that specialize in educational opportunities for young people. Afterschool Alliance offers the highest quality professional development aimed at improving outcomes for nonprofit education organizations through workshops on program evaluation, program budgeting, parent engagement, curriculum, child safety standards,social-emotional development outcomes, technology and youth development. Sponsorship dollars cover networking opportunities, workshops and one-to-one technical consulting to assist with program sustainability for nonprofits working with children who need extra help and support to be successful.

$625 provides hands-on materials, curricular supports, and supplies for one professional workshop for up to 25 nonprofit staff members with follow-up learning circles. Sponsorships enable Afterschool Alliance t offer free and low cost ($10-25 per person) workshops and events. Larger sponsorships are available to enable Afterschool Alliance to scale-up its efforts.

Parent and Family Learning

Parent Engagement

Sponsor parent, caregiver and family learning opportunities in and around Coming into its fourth year, Parent Engagement includes educational workshops, parent leadership-building opportunities and family learning events.

$650 sponsors one family event or workshop for up to 50 people. Sponsor’s dollars cover the cost of a meal, hands-on teaching materials, take-home activities and program evaluation, transportation help and child-care (for adult education events). All are offered to remove any potential barriers to participation.

To sponsor a program, you may click on our Give button or contact Dionisia Vasquez, our Finance Manager  with specific questions (419-242-2122)

*We also accept in-kind donations of food, workshop space, hands-on materials and of course, time and talent. Please contact Reed Steele for information at [email protected].

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Education,

Michelle M. Klinger, Executive Director, Partners in Education


Thank you to our current sponsors and contributors…

  • Aetna
  • Auto Dealers United for Kids
  • The Andersons
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Cedar Creek Church
  • Dollar General
  • FCA Foundation
  • First Book
  • First Energy Foundation
  • Greater Toledo Community Foundation
  • IBEW Local #8
  • KeyBank
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens Illinois
  • Leona Group
  • Marathon Classic Foundation
  • Mark Makulinski Family Foundation
  • IBEW Local#8
  • Passion Planners
  • Principle Business Enterprises
  • ProMedica and Ebeid Institute
  • Toledo Federation of Teachers
  • Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
  • Toledo Area Metroparks
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • TutorSmart
  • University of Toledo
  • YMCA
  • The Zonta Club of Toledo


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To sponsor a program, you may click on our Give button or contact Dionisia Vasquez, our Finance Manager, with specific questions (419-242-2122)

*We also accept in-kind donations of food, workshop space, hands-on materials and of course, time and talent. Please contact Reed Steele for information at [email protected].