Our partners in innovation and learning, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF), recently announced that a total of over $125,000 in grants had been awarded during the 2018-19 school year to the Needham Public Schools (NPS) to enrich the classroom experience for our students. This brings the total amount of grants awarded to the NPS since 1990 to $3,000,000! That is a remarkable commitment of generosity from this amazing community to its schools and children.
|2018-19 NEF Grant Awardees being honored at a recent reception. $125,000 in grants awarded this year!|
Not only does the NEF provide significant funding and resources to help teachers plan and implement creative and innovative programming in each one of our schools, the NEF collaborates with teachers, administrators, parents, and students to strengthen and develop grant proposals. The hard work of a dedicated board of directors who are in tune to the needs of the schools and have an eye toward improvement, enrichment, and the needs of students help grant writers and prospective grant writers to fine tune requests for funds. In this way, the grant proposals are stronger and the opportunity for success increases.
Of course, all of this happens because the Needham community values its children and have consistently supported the NEF through donations, pledges, and the annual Spelling Bee. Families, teachers, community members, and Needham businesses believe that supporting the NEF is a superb way to provide excitement, learning, and fun in Needham’s classrooms—and they are right!
As we work to integrate the Portrait of a Needham Graduate into our schools and classrooms in the coming years, we especially look forward to our collaboration with the NEF to strengthen learning for each child in the schools. Thank you, Needham Education Foundation!
For more information about the NEF or to make a donation, please check out: https://www.nefneedham.org/