Spring 2016 Educator Mini Grants in the News!

2016 Spring Educator Mini Grants of up to $500 for New Bedford public school teachers looking to create an innovative experience for their students.  Grant monies can be used to buy supplemental hands-on materials, bring in a guest speaker, or to help students experience one of the many learning opportunities in the greater New Bedford […] Read more »

Summer Grants – 2015

Sailing into Knowledge STEM: Classroom and on-the-water sailing instruction linking math and physics to sailing skills provided by Community Boating. Explore Your Environment: Bike expeditions and local field trips. 16 hours of instruction including UMD’s SMAST program for marine science skills provided by Trips for Kids. Bay Discovery Days: An inquiry-based learning program for 275 […] Read more »

Educator Mini Grants 2014-2015

Renewable Energy and Life Cycles: This grant built on the Outdoor Classroom grant funded in the fall. Students studied biology, life cycles, through kit-based model building. World Drumming: Drums were purchased to enable hands-on learning of music principles, performance skills, collaboration, and world culture. Family Resource Library Center: This grant provided resources to purchase books […] Read more »

New Bedford Education Foundation Discretionary Grants (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014)

NBEF awarded four large Discretionary Grants this past academic year to various New Bedford School departments and schools that resulted from Educator Mini-Grant applications, on-going discussions with District Administration, and from direct requests by Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent of Schools. New Bedford Education Foundation acknowledges the critical needs of the under-performing schools within our District, […] Read more »

New Bedford Education Foundation Educator Mini-Grants (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014)

NBEF awarded a total of nineteen (19) Educator Mini-Grants this past academic year. In addition, several of the Educator Mini-Grants applications were scaled into Discretionary Grants that funded technology and music labs for schools – providing a program that rewards educators for bold ideas and provide a vehicle to learn about larger educator needs. Applicants […] Read more »

NBEF 2014 Summer Grant Recipients

New Bedford Education Foundation (NBEF) is honored to sponsor the following Summer Programs for New Bedford Public Schools’ students. These programs engage up to 3,000 students, many from underrepresented populations. Explore Your Environment (EYE), Trips For Kids, New Bedford – 90 students Trips for Kids takes students on daily bicycle educational journeys throughout New Bedford […] Read more »

Neal Weiss named first winner of Jacobs Leadership Award

Neal Weiss was chosen as the first recipient of SouthCoast Media Group’s Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs Leadership Award. Some of life’s most important lessons come early and stick with us. For New Bedford businessman Neal Weiss, life’s lessons hit hard in the mid-1980s when his wife was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that […] Read more »

Opportunity Grants 2014

Engagement through Guitars: An Educator Mini-Grant application was expanded to fund the purchase of 22 guitars and warranties to support a Level 5 school that previously had no musical instruments. Young Persons Concert: This multi-faceted program allowed students to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of contrast through musical performance, photography and writing. New Bedford […] Read more »

Antiques Appraisal Day

Have you always wondered what your treasures are worth? Now is your chance to find out and support educational opportunities in the New Bedford public schools at the same time during Appraisal Day with “Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Objects of Value” at the Hawthorne Country Club. The New Bedford Education Foundation and Skinner Auctioneers […] Read more »