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EPCF joins Teachers Can to celebrate World Teacher's Day

October 5, 2020
EPCF joins Teachers Can to celebrate World Teacher's Day

The El Paso Community Foundation is participating in the Teachers Can, which is supported by more than 125 partnering businesses and organizations committed to elevating the teaching profession and honoring the critical role teachers play in the success of all Texans.

A lot has been asked of our teachers in 2020. And because they can do amazing things, they have come through in substantial ways. Because they can, they have homeschooled their own children while virtually teaching ours. Because they can, they have adapted to distance learning tools and bridging the digital divide. Because they can, they have lead in crisis, and reimagined our future.

Today on World Teachers’ Day, we celebrate the many ways #TeachersCan and have done these and many more special things.

Today through Sunday, October 11, teachers are invited to share their stories on Please include the following info:

First and Last Name Email address Phone number Street Address School Name, Grade & District Wishlist Link

The first 2,020 teachers to submit their videos & forms will receive exclusive #TeachersCan swag and a chance to be featured in a #TeachersCanTuesday spotlight!

To help mark the occasion and amplify the message, cities and businesses across the state are taking part in the Teachers Can “Teachers Light the Way” celebration. Today through Friday, October 9, the One San Jacinto Plaza in Downtown El Paso will be bathed in blue light — blue is the official color of education. It is a way to remind teachers that the daily difference they are making does not go unnoticed!

Additionally, if you spot a light blue ribbon tied around a tree this week, it means a proud teacher and/or teacher supporter is nearby.

For more information about this initiative, visit