Grant Awards

DeValles Elementary School – $15,000 grant

On February 27, 2017 the New Bedford Education Foundation presented the DeValles Elementary School, New Bedford a grant award in the amount of $15,000.  Principal Darcie Aungst applied for the Whole School Grant from the NBEF. The De Valles’  biggest initiative this year is to get students to write and the staff has struggled to…

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Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School Receives Grant to Support Student Literacy

Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School has received a $14,951 grant from the New Bedford Education Foundation to support student literacy through project-based learning. Each grade K-5 will be assigned a chapter that will create a book focused on the cultural diversity of the student body at Hathaway, as well as including key curriculum topics from…

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2017 Public School Grant

The Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School, New Bedford, is the first recipient of the NBEF Public School Grant. The students will create a cumulative text that focuses on the cultural diversity of their student body. Each grade will be assigned a specific chapter. In addition, all students in grades 3-5 will create a monthly school-wide…

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2017 Educator Mini Grant

Eileen Cassidy, a Special Education Facilitator at the Campbell Elementary School, New Bedford, was awarded a grant for the implementation of her program “Cursive is Cool”. Students will learn and practice cursive writing at home and during a “Cursive is Cool” club to reinforce cursive and writing skills. Congratulations Eileen Cassidy and Campbell Elementary School!

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2017 Opportunity Grant

Buzzards Bay Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been awarded a grant for professional development opportunities for teachers, educational programs for school districts, camps for young writers during the school year and summer and courses through the University of Massachusetts. The mission of the BBWP…

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2016 EDUCATOR MINI GRANT

Butterflies – Gomes Elementary After-school Tutoring – Keith Middle School Connect and Project – Carney Academy Mad Science After-school Program – Brooks Elementary Boston Duck Tour Field Trip – Rodman Elementary Engineering Challenge – Gomes Elementary Sea Perch Final Project – Keith Middle School Mad Science Workshop – Rodman Elementary Classroom Based Technology – Carney…

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2016 NBEF Summer Grants

Artmobile – New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks Triple Play – Boys and Girls Club Summer Kool Days – City of New Bedford Dept. of Community Services Summer Sailing Into Knowledge – Community Boating Shakespeare 4 Kids – Culture Park Theatre Literacy/Travel – Dennison Memorial Community Center Sea Lab Scholarship Program – Sea Lab Marine Science Education…

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SPRING 2016 EDUCATOR MINI-GRANTS – $500 EACH

Mad Science Afterschool Program An afterschool program that sparks the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun entertainment and educational activities that instill a clear understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. 137 students. Awarded to: Brooks Elementary School (Christina Andreade, Megan Giammalvo – teachers) Rodman Elementary School…

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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…

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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…

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