FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools has hired Tara Vicente as administrative assistant. She will be responsible for administrative support to FUTURES and Take Stock in Children.
Vicente has extensive clerical and accounting experience, and has worked with various boards in the community. Most recently, she served as a substitute teacher within the school district, operated a notary business, and coordinated an international program through Worldwide Cultural Exchange.
FUTURES is a nonprofit, direct-support organization founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. Its mission is to engage business and civic leaders to promote and achieve educational excellence for Volusia County public schools.
FUTURES’ 29-member board of directors consists of area business and civic leaders who direct and raise funds to facilitate a variety of programs in the school district. FUTURES facilitates the Volusia Take Stock in Children Program, and funds teacher classroom mini-grants through its www.FindItFundItFundFlorida.com/Volusia portal.
FUTURES awarded more than $144,000 to local classroom/school projects during the 2021-22 school year, and administers the legislatively funded School District Education Foundation State Matching Grants Program, which infused more than $123,000 into Volusia County Schools this year. The foundation also offers student and staff recognition programs and Tomorrow’s Leaders, a high-school junior student leadership-development program.
For more information about FUTURES, please contact Executive Director Shimene Shepard at 386-255-6475, ext. 50730, sashepa1@volusia.K12.FL.US, or visit its website at www.FuturesVolusia.org.
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