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.

Donate Time

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

Anthony Overton
Chemistry Teacher, Paso Robles High School

Teacher Grant Recipient 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.”

Lindsey Ballenger
Teacher, Daniel E. Lewis Middle School

Teacher Grant Recipient 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…

Dawn Steuwer
3rd Grade Teacher, Georgia Brown Elementary

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…

Dolores Alexander
Science Teacher - Daniel E. Lewis Middle School

Teacher Grant Recipient 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…

Jon-Paul Ewing
Science Teacher, Paso Robles High School

Teacher Grant Recipient 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…

Jeff Mount
Journalism Teacher, Paso Robles High School

Teacher Grant Recipient 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…

Melissa Flickinger
English Teacher - Flamson Middle School

Teacher Grant Recipient Mock Trial Amount Awarded: $500 “If it was not for the generosity of the PREA grant funding, my 8th grade GATE class would not have had an enrichment activity this year due to lack of funds. With the grant, I was able to afford the middle school entry fee for the renowned SLO…

Marcy Goodnow
Drama Teacher, Paso Robles High School

Teacher Grant Recipient Drama Production of “A Christmas Carol” Amount Awarded: $500 “PREA allowed me to rent period style costumes for “A Christmas Carol”. These costumes, for a cast of 35, were from PCPA and have been used in professional productions. We felt honored to have been able to afford these beautiful costumes because of…

Kathleen McNamera
PRJUSD Superintendent 2007-2014

“The collective work of the Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA) has allowed our schools district to do great things with our students. We are eternally grateful to PREA for their vision in bringing to life so many vital programs to the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.”

Mary M. Mason
Teacher, Paso Robles School District

Teacher Grant Recipient “For some time now I have wanted to write to you and let you know how much your organization has meant to both me as a teacher in the Paso Robles School District and as a parent of a student in the school district. The Paso Robles Education Alliance’s contributions to our…

Austin Ehrhardt
University of California Berkley

College Scholarship Recipient “I want to extend my deepest thanks for your continued support. Your generosity has been unprecedented. I am proud to come from a community that so highly values education.”

Sara Mason
Cal Poly State University

College Scholarship Recipient “Thank you for the generous scholarship. I shall use it to help me pay for college, and it will be useful in that regard. I will be attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to study Civil Engineering, and your scholarship should help me through the challenges ahead.”

Kyleigh, Isaiah, Morgan, Sara, Austin & Devon
2011 Paso Robles High School Graduates

College Scholarship Recipients Note: This group of exceptional students included recipients for the first year PREA awarded college scholarships. A private donor has contributed to each of these students tuition/living expenses for all 4 years of their college careers. We are proud to see each of them graduate from their respective colleges in 2016.  “We all can’t ever thank…

Jeanne Aird
Art Teacher, Paso Robles High School

Technology Grant Recipient (Specialty Program) Document Camera Value: $1,000 “Through the PREA, my classroom was able to enter the 21st century. The grant I received from the PREA provided for a projector and document reader to be appropriately installed in my classroom to make it easy to use on a daily basis. Through using this…

Gene Miller
Principal, Flamson Middle School

“Not only does the Paso Robles Education Alliance provide valuable support to my teachers through their grants, it also engages and motivates my students. The Jumpstart to College assembly, which featured former PRJUSD students, motivated my 8th Grade students to begin thinking about the classes they were going to take in high school.”