• UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gilbertson Earns Big West Player of the Week Honor https://t.co/P0wmPtDjNT
    1 hour 21 min ago
  • ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    When secrets are exposed, can life ever be the same? That question is at the heart of @ucsbTD's “Lydia." https://t.co/r1KKTmmB5N
    6 hours 58 min ago
  • ArtsandLectures twitter avatar
    RT @KCRWinSB: Extreme sports, mountain culture & exotic locations are a few highlights of the @BanffMtnFest. Don't miss it! https://t.co/sR…
    6 hours 59 min ago
  • ArtsandLectures twitter avatar
    .@DrSidMukherjee on the powerful documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies with @kenburns & @katiecouric https://t.co/p7pRHUrhGr
    7 hours 8 min ago
  • ArtsandLectures twitter avatar
    Fearless foodies, we're prepping for @AltonBrownLive with a giveaway! Find out how you can win #AltonBrown swag!… https://t.co/7xWh29cuct
    7 hours 24 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    WWP: Gauchos Begin Barbara Kalbus Invitational Against No. 8 Michigan https://t.co/p3U6s9Pswr
    7 hours 38 min ago
  • UCSB_GradPost twitter avatar
    Maria Vazquez on seeing the big picture and grad school life lessons https://t.co/8ghZtxLgvN #UCSB #ucsbgradpost
    8 hours 43 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Host Riverside in Final Home Game Thursday https://t.co/FPzQSdg2Ae
    9 hours 4 min ago
  • UCSBengineering twitter avatar
    Cryptographer Stefano Tessaro receives early career recognition from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation https://t.co/iQi8qUA6uS
    9 hours 28 min ago
  • AS_UCSB twitter avatar
    Eager to make your mark on campus? Pop into our winter recruitment fair to learn how to get involved with your A.S.… https://t.co/Cp0VIE7bEq
    9 hours 49 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    RT @CoraKammeyer: So cool to hear @GlobalEcoGuy speak at @brenucsb about the work @calacademy is doing to explore+explain+sustain our awe-i…
    11 hours 17 min ago
  • ArtsandLectures twitter avatar
    @mrjoshz @benshapiro oops, not an A&L event. Daily Nexus says it was put on by UCSB College Republicans: https://t.co/z8KDFjpXTv
    11 hours 56 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    .@GlobalEcoGuy: Museums are the most trusted institutions in the nation w/ high approval ratings from Dems & Republicans alike #BrenTalks
    12 hours 53 min ago
  • ArtsandLectures twitter avatar
    Looking forward to another collaboration #theemperorofallmaladies #thegene https://t.co/BEzznCTSdN
    12 hours 56 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    @GlobalEcoGuy: Museums serve ~ 1 billion visitors a year, more than all the sports stadiums & theme parks in the nation combined #BrenTalks
    12 hours 57 min ago

UCSB's Gevirtz School Given $500,000 Kresge Challenge Grant for New Facility

Monday, November 10, 2008 - 16:00
Santa Barbara, CA

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) at UC Santa Barbara to help complete construction and assist in fund raising for a new facility that will house the school and its clinical outreach programs.

The challenge requires that the GGSE raise an additional $1.7 million in private support by Sept. 1, 2009, toward the $7 million capital project.

This is the first time the prestigious foundation has awarded a grant to UCSB.

The new building will greatly enhance the Gevirtz School's mission to become a hub of scholarship, research, and service, and a national leader in developing the expertise to solve the most serious educational problems.

"We thank the Kresge Foundation for their generous support and challenge to raise funds in support of our Gevirtz Graduate School of Education," said UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang.

"The new building will be a showcase for the outstanding research and teaching by our renowned faculty and dedicated students in education, as well as an important facility for clinical outreach to the community.

We are most grateful to our campus friends for their continuing generosity to support this critically needed facility."

The capital campaign coincides with the Gevirtz School's yearlong celebration of "100 years of preparing educators."

The Santa Barbara State Normal School –– UC Santa Barbara's progenitor –– was established in 1909 as a two-year college program for training manual arts and home economics teachers.

The Gevirtz School has been educating teachers for nearly a century.

"We are very grateful to the Kresge Foundation for their confidence in our mission to make a difference in the lives of Californians," said Jane Close Conoley, dean of the GGSE.

"This challenge grant enhances our fund-raising efforts to create a home for our marvelous programs that serve the local, state, and national needs in teaching quality, mental health, educational and policy research, and for capacity building in our schools to eliminate the achievement gap."

The Gevirtz School prepares teachers, educational researchers, psychologists, and school leaders who are committed to improving public education –– and thus every child's experience in the classroom and beyond –– through research and collaboration.

The new building will be dedicated to the healthy development and educational success of children, adolescents, and adults in schools and society at large.

This will be symbolized by its bell tower, which will be named in memory of Julie Goldrich Warner, the daughter Marilyn Gevirtz.

The tower is reminiscent of the bell towers that once topped community schoolhouses across the country.

The graduate school is named in honor of Marilyn Gevirtz and her late husband, Don, a former U.S. ambassador.

The new building will feature academic and research centers, "smart" classrooms, clinical and conference spaces, faculty offices, a lobby and atrium, a fourth-floor balcony and patio, and a learning garden.

It will also be home to expanded, technologically updated spaces for the Koegel Autism Center; the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Center for Asperger Research; the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic; and the Psychology Assessment Center, thereby enabling the School to extend its outreach into the community.

The Kresge Foundation supports communities in the United States and around the world by strengthening the nonprofit organizations that serve them.

The foundation was established by Sebastian Spering Kresge in 1924 "for the promotion of human progress."

Over the years, the foundation has helped build the nation's nonprofit infrastructure –– libraries, community centers, schools, hospitals, art museums, food banks, and countless other facilities.

Historically, the foundation's challenge grant program has funded nonprofit organizations that are engaged in capital campaigns to raise private funds in support of institutional growth through the construction of new facilities, and other similar projects.