Community Engagement

Volunteerism/Community Engagement

SLED understands that schools need more than just financial support - they also need the time and talents of our community members.

SLED creates positive opportunities to STRENGTHEN the bonds between the community and its schools, acting as a conduit for organizations and individuals. SLED organizes and recruits volunteers for classroom support and events such as Beautification Day and the Elementary School Library Accelerated Reader Project.

Beautification Day

Each fall, the San Leandro Unified School District sponsors a Back to School Beautification Day at each of the 12 school campuses. Over the past two years, SLED has directed over $58,000 to 12 schools for site improvements and has connected numerous volunteers to aid in the beautification of our schools.

Check back for the date for the 2016 Beautification Day date.


Our libraries are open once again but after years of neglect, they need modernizing. SLED is spearheading a volunteer project to re-label 50-60,000 books so that students can take an online quiz after reading a book and teachers will know exactly what areas that student needs to focus on increase their reading level.

In Class Volunteer

You can make a difference as a volunteer in any San Leandro Unified School District School!
There are so many ways you can help students in the classroom. You can volunteer as a tutor, classroom assistant, chaperone/driver of a field trip, or give general support to any of our schools.

Community members volunteer for as little as 1 hour per week!

However you choose to volunteer, your presence in the classroom will make a difference in the lives of our students and educators.

Project Based Learning (PBL) Volunteer

Educators use project based learning (PBL) to help students learn by investigating questions, generating ideas, and working collaboratively to produce products (like, posters, newspapers, films) that demonstrate what they have learned.
How can you help with these projects?

  • Become a PBL parent instead of a room parent. Help locate resources for students’ projects.
  • Share your expertise. From elementary school through high school, students are eager to learn about how their lessons are relevant to the outside world. You can be the technical resource for student’s projects.
  • Attend a PBL showcase where students share their final projects and demonstrate what they have learned.

Business Plan and Career Portfolio Judging

In preparation for regional, national and international competitions, students from San Leandro High School’s Business Academy ask adult volunteers to evaluate and provide feedback on student work. Evaluation sessions are held on campus in the morning hours. Specific dates are determined in the Spring.