Donate & funding

Children in the Immersion program attend one of five different schools, but are united in the goal of a bilingual education. JUNTOS en Español means TOGETHER, which represents PASI. Our organization advocates and supports the Spanish Immersion Program within the Sioux Falls Public School System. Direct and indirect donations to PASI help to fund grants in turn allowing teachers to enhance their classroom resources, as well as support Spanish-speaking interns in the classroom. Spanish Assistants (Interns) are an integral part of our students immersion education. Each intern costs approximately $6,000 which includes a processing/recruiting fee to Amity, a monthly stipend of $300, and a daily school lunch allowance.

For the 2021-22 school year, we have more than 25 immersion classrooms (K-12), and are grateful to have 5 interns (4 at Sonia Sotomayor and 1 at Edison Middle School). The school district supports one intern, while any additional interns are privately funded. Additional monies raised go towards classroom supplies, teacher professional development, and other program needs. PASI is hoping we can go back to our goal of 17 interns each year as soon as the pandemic slows.

Our 2021-2022 fundraising goal is: $65,000

What your generous donations provide:

  • A $300 donation supports one intern's stipend

  • A $500 donation


Email PASI at pasi.sf.sd@gmail.com

How you can help

  • Gracias giving

  • Scrip

  • Amazon Smile

  • Employer matching funds

  • Direct donation

Direct donation to PASI through GRACIAS GIVING. This is a direct one-time or reoccurring donation to PASI using either a checking account or credit card through a secure donation website.

SCRIP days September 16-17, 2021

Shopping with SCRIP. If you’re new to SCRIP, read our SCRIP Intro page.
When your child is in fifth grade, their class will attend a fabulous Spanish weekend field trip at Concordia’s Language Village. For a sneak preview of the camps, check out their website.

PASI offers you the opportunity to earn money for your trip, using the SCRIP gift card program. You can begin participating in SCRIP immediately, regardless of what grade your students are currently in, and the earnings continue each year and transfer to siblings. Once you have earned the cost of your fifth grade trip (avg $350 per student), you can continue earning and put it towards other siblings or the optional middle school trip – Peru in 2021.
SCRIP is a simple, effective way for non-profit organizations to raise money. Families purchase gift cards to local merchants (Best Buy, HyVee, Starbucks, Kohls, Applebees, Walmart/Sam’s, Target, Amazon and many more!) through www.shopwithscrip.com.
PASI is able to buy these gift cards at a discount of between 1-20%. Since the members pay face value, the discount is the amount of profit earned for your student’s class trip. Go to the www.shopwithscrip.com and create an account.
Associate your account with PASI by using enrollment
ID 23534FCB28631
Place your order online and sign up for Prestopay to pay online as well.
Use www.myscripwallet.com to access your e-cards and make purchases from your smartphone to earn even faster!

AMAZON SMILE. Same great Amazon shopping experience with the added benefit to 5% of your purchase being donated back to PASI

Employer matching funds for personal donations

You can contact PASI directly at pasi.sf.sd@gmail.com for instructions on where to mail donations as well.

Additional help needed

With the new school upon us, we look forward to welcoming 10 new teachers to our program. Please consider helping them with their relocation by donating some basic household items.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4cadad2ca4f5c07-newteacher