Since 2005, the Koko Fund has assisted JP students from families in financial need by subsidizing enrichment opportunities. Our program has grown significantly since its founding, which is fitting, as one third of JP’s current pupils are eligible.
The Koko Fund gives participants the opportunity to take part in after-school activities at our school, in the greater Princeton community, and at summer camps. Program partners also provide significant tuition discounts, making these experiences truly possible.
Enrichment opportunities include after-school classes and clubs, such as science, sports, chess, acting, and art. The Fund also allows JP youngsters to attend programs at the Princeton Recreation summer camps, Westminster Conservatory, and the Princeton Y.W.C.A. Other program partners have included:
The Arts Council of Princeton
Princeton Ballet School
Princeton Football Club (P.F.C.)
Princeton Soccer Association (P.S.A.)
Princeton Soccer Experience
Rambling Pines Day Camp
The Koko Fund operates within the JP Parent-Teacher Organization (“JPPTO”), a 501 (c)(3) organization. An advisory board of teachers, parents, and community members manage and oversee the Fund. The JPPTO holds the funds as restricted money within its bank account, and our PTO treasurer reports on the Fund’s status. The Advisory Board strives to work within a framework of mutual respect and sensitivity to the recipient children, their families, and the Fund’s fiscal responsibility.
To contribute to the JP Koko Fund, please make your check payable to “Johnson Park Koko Fund” and send it to:
Johnson Park School
285 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
For more information, please e-mail our JP Koko Fund Chairperson, Deirdre Brennan-von Roemer or Johnson Park School Principal, Angela Siso Stentz. Thanks.