Education Programs

Strengthening a sense of knowledge, skill, and value are pertinent to any individual, regardless of age. Whether advocating for education on climate change, providing young scientists the funds needed to continue their education and research, or working with San Diego Unified School District to increase access to classical music, we distinguish ourselves as a bridge to shared learning.

Floating Schools of Bangladesh

Mission: To transform the regions waterways into pathways for education, information, and technology

Fiscal Sponsoree |   Partnered in 2016  |  Website:

Shidulai Swanirvar Sangstha, also known as Floating Schools of Bangladesh, was founded in response to Bangladesh’s monsoon ridden shorelines in the Pabna and Natore districts of Bangladesh. The fleet of education boats travels to communities to educate students on various topics, including sustainable agriculture, healthcare, and climate change. With a majority of the youth population forced to live in remote, flood-prone areas, these floating classrooms provide a remarkable solution. From floating libraries to floating playgrounds, the Samuel Lawrence Foundation supports this organization by managing grants and encouraging them to continue to advance innovative solutions.

STEAM Leadership Series

Mission: To bridge high-tech science and business with high school students

Fiscal Sponsoree   |   Partnered in 2015  |  Website:

STEAM Leadership Series brings high-tech science to the high school students and empowers them to pursue their dreams. The organization connects students with leading professionals through exceptionally original events inspired by the dynamic combination of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The Samuel Lawrence Foundation brainstorms and produces these innovative educational events throughout each year. Students across the San Diego Unified School District attend events by the busload and walk away from these events motivated and enlightened.

Barrio Botany

Mission: Cultivating healthy, happy, nature-connected kids

Fiscal Sponsoree   |   Partnered in 2014  |  Website:

Barrio Botany, formerly known as The Sherman Elementary Garden Program, has expanded to several San Diego schools to provide garden-based enrichment to socio-econimcally disadvantaged students and their families. The garden program creates a vibrant outdoor learning environment where students learn to grow fresh produce. Students gain horticulture knowledge, greater respect for their environment, and enjoy delicious food from their harvests. The Samuel Lawrence Foundation encourages the development of the program and hopes to expand the life-changing program into common curriculum.

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