How Can You Help?

PREA relies on donations from local businesses and the community in general. With your support, you can help us grow to aid our local teachers and children. This is a community effort, and with community involvement, we will make Paso Robles a more enriching place to live.

Donate Funds

PREA has been fortunate to receive donations from foundations, businesses and community members who care about enriching the lives of our local students and classrooms. We are always in search of donations to help us build upon the foundation that has been set by others who are so generous.

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PREA has committees that are made up of members of the community who want to make a difference in the lives of our children.

We are always looking for more help! Join any of our committees: Grants, Scholarships, Technology, Events, etc.

No matter what you do with PREA, you will be making a Big Difference in our local community and have fun at the same time.

Our Mission

The Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA) is a non-profit, community based organization, that supports and enriches the educational environment of Paso Robles Public Schools. PREA is a community based organization comprised of local businesses, parents, and educators who share the enthusiasm for promoting academic excellence by providing additional resources and opportunities in our local schools system.


PO Box 1290, Paso Robles CA, 93447

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EIN/Tax ID: 26-2653784
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization


  • Teacher Grant Recipient – Spring 2015

    Lab Equipment
    Amount Awarded: $500

    “In Chemistry, most of our budget goes to expensive consumables like chemicals, glassware, and equipment. The ability to get additional instructional aid has been challenging, and the PREA grant has provided that opportunity. Thank you so much for the support.”

    Anthony Overton
    Chemistry Teacher, Paso Robles High School
  • Teacher Grant Recipient – Spring 2015

    New Books
    Amount Awarded: $500

    “I am so thankful for the materials I was able to purchase for my classroom with the PREA grant. My teammate and I are currently planning our unit for the novel The Long Walk to Water and we are excited at the opportunities for critical thinking it will provide our 7th graders. The novel will allow us to meet common core standards for reading literature and will allow us to incorporate nonfiction into our unit, which deepens students’ ability to think in complex ways. Not only will this book help make better students, but its topic will also help engage our students and make them better people as well.”

    Lindsey Ballenger
    Teacher, Daniel E. Lewis Middle School
  • Georgia Brown Technology Grant (Specialty Program)

    Document Camera for Classroom
    Value: $1,000

    “The document camera provided to my classroom through the PREA Grant in 2012 allowed me to give more immediate, precise visual presentations, and to efficiently challenge the children I teach in exciting and interactive instruction in all areas of language arts. I use it every single school day! Thank you PREA donors!”

    Dawn Steuwer
    3rd Grade Teacher, Georgia Brown Elementary
  • Teacher Grant Recipient – Spring 2015

    Food Webs – Hands on Lab
    Amount Awarded: $250

    “Without the PREA Grant for owl pellets to teach food webs, my students would not be able to experience this hands on Lab and would not be able to learn the many other science topics that come up in this lab. Students are very engaged and have many questions they can explore from this experience.”

    Dolores Alexander
    Science Teacher - Daniel E. Lewis Middle School
  • Teacher Grant Recipient – Spring 2015

    Science – Lab Equipment
    Amount Awarded: $500

    The PREA grant has been especially helpful for our fledgling Marine Biology program at the high school. In its first year, I am working hard to build a rigorous lab schedule. The PREA grant made it possible to order a class set of hydrometers that my students can use to measure the density of sea water and the water in our aquarium. That density is then used to calculate salinity of the water after we take into account the temperature. We also got 2 refractometers that students use to determine the salinity of seawater based on the refractive index of saline water, denser water bends the light more. My physical oceanography unit just got a whole lot more applicable with these new tools that PREA bought for us.

    Jon-Paul Ewing
    Science Teacher, Paso Robles High School
  • Teacher Grant Recipient – Spring 2015

    Journalism – Print Expansion
    Amount Awarded: $500

    “PREA supported nearly 30 student journalists at PRHS, generously funding an expensive print expansion that permitted more student writing, photography, and design to serve our PRHS readers. It was a victory on a host of levels, and we are tremendously impacted by the difference they made in our educational goals.”

    Jeff Mount
    Journalism Teacher, Paso Robles High School