The California International Education Foundation’s mission is to facilitate and promote the development of innovation and creativity in education. The Foundation was first established in early 2012, but it has already begun to develop and deliver several events, lectures and training programs for educators, administrators, students and family members.
Dr. David Unruh, Founder and President, served for over thirty years as an upper level administrator at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He has brought his experience in curriculum innovation, faculty development, instructional evaluation, and international program management to the larger goal of facilitating new ways of thinking, teaching and learning among international partners.
The Foundation already has strong institutional partners among California and international institutions – including UCLA, the University of California Office of the President, Beverly Hills High School, Shanghai High School, Beijing #4 High School, the University of Southern California, Azuza Pacific University and others. All events and part-time training programs draw, as needed, from faculty and administrators from these institutions, as well as those from new alliances and partnerships. In addition to providing educational and training services to participating education institutions and their students, the Foundation provides scholarships and other forms of financial assistance to international students working toward greater creativity and innovation.
The proceeds from various educational efforts will be directed to the Foundation’s scholarship fund, and corporate and individual contributions are also being solicited. The specific scholarships and financial awards will be shaped and determined by the Board of Directors for funds that are available for distribution.