Left to right- Victoria Castro- Save Mart Public Affairs Manager, Erikka Perry- SCOE Youth Programs Coordinator, Jeff Albritton- SCOE Assistant Superintendent, Vicki Bauman- SCOE Department Director

The Save Mart Companies presented the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) a C.A.R.E.S. Foundation of $5,000 for their 2019-20 Leadership Academy!

SCOE partners with local schools and the community to support quality education for students in Stanislaus County and several thousand more in regional programs throughout the state.

SCOE has received similar C.A.R.E.S. Foundation grants in the past. This year, funds will go towards their Leadership Academy that aims to bring youth, public and private sector organizations of Stanislaus County together to explore leadership in innovated ways.

CARES stands for Community, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports and focuses on improving lives under these categoriesThe Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation donated more than $305,000 last year to nearly three dozen organizations in California and Northern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.SaveMart.com, under the Community tab.