Back to School Lunch 2015

The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation held its annual Back to School Lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 8, as well as announced the 2015 winners of the Awesome Awards. Please click here to read about this year's honorees and the highlights of the event.

Farm to School

Exciting things are happening in Oregon school gardens! Learn more, and find out how to support your local school garden here!

Innovation Grants Award Ceremony

About $40,000 was given this year during the annual Innovation Grants ceremony held at North Salem High School on Sept. 17.



Urban AgFest & Harvest to Table

September 23, 2014

We are celebrating National Farm to School Month and National Food Day, with our second annual Urban AgFest at Parrish Middle School!

This year, we will bring over 1000 students, teachers, and community members to experience how fun, engaging, and impactful it can be to learn in the garden. Students and staff will join us from Parrish, as well as on field trips from a number of other elementary and middle schools.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

10 AM - 4 PM Urban AgFest

11 AM Press Conference

5:30 PM Harvest to Table Dinner at Scenic Valley Farms ($50/person)

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Capital Campaign

September 28, 2015


The Starkey-McCully building has been a cornerstone of downtown life since 1867. The two-story brick, unreinforced masonry building originally extended 120 feet along the west side of Commercial Street, but now only the northern 70 feet of the block remains. This Italianate style block is comprised of two, two-story commercial stucco-faced brick buildings and the only surviving of a five-story business block.

The distinctive cast-iron decor on the exterior was furnished by the Oregon Iron Works and is believed to be the oldest of its kind in Oregon still intact.

The Starkey-McCully building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is considered a contributing structure in the historic dow...

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Register for Enrichment Academy

September 28, 2015

Before and After School programs inspire and engage kids in learning, keep them safe and help working families. When we help children develop relationships with caring adults, provide healthy warm meals, and engage their families in their schools, we are not only feeding their bellies, we are feeding their minds.

In partnership with SODEXO, SKEF is committed to best practices and quality standards in after school programs. We are proud members of the Lights On for After School Hall of Fame, Oregon ASK and the national Afterschool Alliance.

Please register here.

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School Gardens

October 02, 2015

Salem-Keizer Education Foundation (SKEF) planted its first Learning Gardens in three schools in 2010. Now we have grown to 9 school gardens that produce thousands of pounds of fresh food and teach students about healthy lifestyles, nutrition, local specialty crop agriculture, and careers in agriculture. Our programs are proven to be successful at increasing children’s nutrition knowledge and consumption of local produce by expanding access at schools.

We know this nationally recognized program increases students’ knowledge of Oregon’s crops and their consumption at school. Now we want to expand the program to ch...

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SKEF is Hiring!

August 18, 2015

In addition to volunteers, success at the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation relies on the people who work for our organization. If you would like to be a part of building a community invested in awesome kids, SKEF is looking for well qualified candidates for various positions within our organization.

Current Openings:

Enrichment Academy Site Coordinator--Various Sites

To apply for the above position, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Fall Youth Soccer Referree

To apply for the above position, please submit a cover le...

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Awesome Youth Sports Registration

August 18, 2015

Current and Upcoming Registration Periods:

  • Tournament Basketball: Tryout registration open from 8/17-10/20
  • Fall Basketball Clinics: Regular registration from 9/7-10/4
  • Winter Basketball League: Regular registration from 9/14-10/18

*Don't forget to check out our Info and FAQ Sheets below!

Online Registration:

Click Here to Register Online!

Past Deadlines:

  • Summer Soccer Clinic K-6th: REGISTRATION CLOSED 8/2/15
  • Fall Soccer League K-6th: REGISTRATION CLOSED 8/9/15
  • Little Awesome Soccer League (3 & 4 Y...

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