Community support has enabled the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) to manage and support programs that support educational opportunities for Alameda public school students. Here’s what your contributions supported in 2010-2011:
Registrations increased by 20% over last year for AEF’s After-School Enrichment program to 2,237. Students took classes in art, music, foreign languages, creative writing, science and many other subjects.
Teacher and Classroom Support
Seventy-eight classrooms were adopted through AEF’s Adopt A Classroom program – that’s $39,000 that went directly to classroom teachers or program leaders to use as they thought best to enhance student learning for their unique classroom situation. This is a 40% increase in donations over 2009-2010. In addition, AEF distributed $9000 in classroom mini-grants for projects and resources that supported student learning in such areas as science, literature, media, math and leadership. AEF donated over 400 backpacks and $1000 in school supplies to help Alameda’s low-income students with our School Supply Drive.
Middle School Sports
Four hundred 6th – 8th graders participated in Middle School Sports this year, up 30% from the previous year. There were 192 student-athletes participating in track and field alone! With a combined Nea/ACLC team formed in the spring, we now have all public middle schools – district and charter – represented in our athletics program. This program receives no state or district funding – it is 100% supported by minimal program fees, grants and generous donations.
Visual and Performing Arts
This year AEF distributed $20,000 to music, art and drama programs in Alameda public schools. We undertook an instrument donation program to help get instruments in the hands of more students.
Thank you for Supporting Student Success!