Learning Community Charter School

Learning Community Charter School
Why do we need so many fundraisers?


Charter schools, like all schools in New Jersey, are supported mainly thorough state funds. But unlike traditional schools, charters receive far less money.

* LCCS gets about about $7,000 less per student, per year, every year compared to a traditional Jersey City school.

* While some NJ charter schools are run by for-profit companies, LCCS is not. It was founded by parents and teachers in 1997. 

* Our state funding has been flat for the past seven years while our expenses rise annually.

*  We receive no funding for repairs, maintenance, or improvements to our building. 

* Every year, we raise about $110,000 through a variety of ways and 60% of those funds go to directly to operating expenses.
Despite this funding disparity, LCCS provides a progressive, innovative education to 585 students from all over Jersey City every year. But we can't do it alone, which is why we ask for help from our families and our community. 

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All donations to our non profit, Friends of LCCS, are tax deductible. 
For more information, email Development and Communications Director Jen Hughes. 

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