Conejo Schools Foundation selected as Nonprofit of the Year

Local nonprofit will be honored by the California Association of Nonprofits

Conejo Schools Foundation (CSF), a Conejo Valley-based nonprofit organization created in 2004 to assist with challenges associated with the education budget, was recognized by California Association of Nonprofits as one of its “Nonprofits of the Year,” at the association’s second California Nonprofits Day hosted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Nonprofits that were honored were selected by their local legislator as an exceptional nonprofit organization in the district community. CSF joined other nonprofit leaders from across the state to be recognized at the California Nonprofits Day event. Recipients had the opportunity to visit the Senate and Assembly floors and were then treated to a luncheon.

“Over the years, the CSF has spearheaded initiatives to bring arts and innovation into our classrooms, enabled non-English speaking parents to be involved in their child’s education, and partnered with the community to strengthen quality educational experiences for all Conejo Valley Unified School District students,” said Senator Henry Stern upon presenting the a ward. “CSF is an invaluable partner in helping our schools adapt to the changing needs of our community and I am honored to name them as our 2017 Nonprofit of the Year.”

Comprised of volunteers within the community including parents, teachers, PTA & PFA presidents, business and civic leaders, and school administrators, Conejo Schools Foundation spearheads initiatives including “Cash 4 Conejo Classrooms,” “Parents Making a Difference (PMAD),” “Hop into Kindergarten,” “All District Music Festivals,” “Get-ahead Summer School,” and “Ted-X Conejo.”

“We’re extremely honored to be recognized by the California Association of Nonprofits,” said Mike Soules, president of CSF. “To have someone in our broader region with the experience and stature of Senator Henry Stern recognize the organization’s impact on students and families is truly humbling. Our mission has been, and continues to be creating a community resource that provides support for our local schools and students and we look forward to continue working with Senator Stern and the Conejo Valley community.”

To learn more about CSF, and how you can donate or volunteer, please visit

(From Left) CSF Program Coordinator Ana Alvarez, State Senator Henry Stern (who presented the resolution), Executive Director Cindy Goldberg and President Mike Soules.

About Conejo Schools Foundation

The Conejo Schools Foundation was founded in 2004 with the mission to strengthen and enrich the programs, facilities, and educational assets of all the schools within the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Through the contributions of individuals, community agencies, and corporate partners, the Foundation seeks to enhance the resources currently available to students and teachers, upholding the high standards of excellence in public education to which our district and community are committed. To learn more, please visit

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