Dear AEF donors and community,
Despite the various challenges that our schools faced last year and continue to face this year, AEF is as committed as ever to enhancing public education in Arlington. Thanks to our generous community of donors and sponsors, AEF met its fundraising goals during the 2020-2021 school year, and we have an ambitious goal to provide over $100,000 this school year in grant funding for innovative programming in the Arlington Public Schools.
Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) is pleased to award $7.5K for a Development and Expansion grant to Arlington Public Schools for a special discussion with APS faculty and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, following a community event for Arlington Reads Together (ART).
In July, the Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) awarded a $12,000 grant to the Arlington Public Schools to fund a course on remote learning strategies for educators. Fifty-four Arlington educators are currently enrolled in the month-long course titled Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning, offered by the Harvard School of Education.
In June, the Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) awarded the Arlington Public Schools a grant of $56,500 to support the ongoing work of Safe and Supportive Schools (SASS), a district-wide, multi-year initiative focused on student mental health and community engagement. The most recent grant is the third and final award, fulfilling AEF’s total pledge of $200,000.
The Arlington Education Foundation (AEF) has completed its spring grants cycle and has awarded a total of $10,310 in two grant categories, Innovations in Education and the Continuing Scholar Award. “AEF is proud to continue its mission to support Arlington’s public school teachers and administrators despite the current school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to schools re-opening and these exciting new opportunities getting underway at that time,” remarked Julia Schilling, AEF President.