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Who is AEF?

The Alameda Education Foundation is made up of people like you who support educational opportunities, innovation and equity for Alameda public school K-12 students.


Click on one of the blue buttons below to register for the appropriate class or program.
College Prep Academy: For more information click here. To register, please click the blue College Prep Academy button below.
Summer Camps: Click here for the camp schedule and info. Registration opens March 2nd.
Enrichment After School Winter/Spring 2017: Click here for a list of current class schedules and information. To register, please click the blue Enrichment button below.
Middle School Sports: If you have received a letter from your coach to register, please click the blue Sports button below or for more information click here.
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Alameda Education Foundation
501(c)(3) non-profit
Tax ID #94-2867769
P.O. Box 1363, Alameda 94501
Tel. 510.337.7189

AEF Enrichment Summer Camps

The Alameda Education Foundation announces its 2017 Summer Camp schedule, which can be found here.  There are over 60 camps in languages, cooking, technology, arts, engineering and more!   AEF enrichment camps are unique and feature:DSC08988 (2)

  • Small class sizes
  • Taught by experts in their field
  • Teach valuable new skills to students
  • And are fun!

Our half and full day camps are for K-8 students and run from June 26 – July 28.  All camps are held at Haight Elementary School and ARPD after-care is available.

Registration opens on March 2nd and there is a an early bird discount until April 20th.

Click here for more information.

How AEF Serves YOUR Student!

Elementary School

Hundreds of after-school enrichment classes in the art, music, athletics, science, technology, foreign languages and more.  Small class sizes taught by experts in their field.  Registration begins Thursday, August 25th at 9:30 AM.  Click on the blue “enrichment” button on the left to register.  

Middle School 

After-school, year-round competitive sports league based at school sites including coed volleyball (fall), girls and boys basketball (winter) and track & field (spring).  Check-in with your school for tryout information!

After-school enrichment classes, including a city-wide cross country team, string orchestra, violin, dance, creative writing and karate.  Small class sizes taught by experts in their field.  Registration begins Thursday, Sept. 25th at 9:30 AM.  Click on the blue “enrichment” button on the left to register.

High School

AEF’s College Prep Academy includes ACT crash courses to help your student conquer the ACT and improve their chance of getting into the college of their choice, personal statement workshops that give your student the edge on their college application, and College Finances 101 that helps you and your student learn  how to pay for college and other post-high school education without going broke.  

All Schools

City-wide robotics league.

How YOU can Support AEF…

SUPPORT A TEACHER!  Adopt a teacher with a $500 donation. Name a teacher or let us find one most in need.  

SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS!  Your donation to AEF helps us run programs that support educational opportunities for all Alameda students!


a 501(c)(3) nonprofit / tax ID: 94-2867769 / P.O. Box 1363 / Alameda, CA 94501


Students Power Up Robots for Competition


Wood Middle School teacher and Alameda Robotics Center instructor Nga Nguyen coaches students from Wood and Lum Elementary School as they prepare for the inaugural Alameda Robotics competition to be held on Saturday, May 7th.

The Alameda Robotics Center is holding its inaugural Alameda Robotics Center tournament on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Wood Middle School Makerspace, located at 420 Grand St.

About 50 students from Wood Middle, Lum Elementary, Ruby Bridges Elementary, Nea, and Encinal Jr. High School will be participating in the competition in which teams compete to see whose robots can complete a series of tasks for the most points.  The day will also showcase a “Coopertition” feature where students from the different Alameda schools will work together to tackle specific tournament challenges.  According to Alameda Robotics teacher and coach Nga Nguyen, successful teams at the competition will use collaboration and teamwork, identify relevant sources of information from a range of resources, practice effective communication skills and understand the scientific method of formulation and testing hypotheses.  “Plus, it’s fun,” added Nguyen.

The Alameda Robotics Program is based out of the Makerspace at Wood Middle School.  It is coached by Nguyen and Mercedes Thorne, who participated on the high school robotics team when it was housed at ASTI (Alameda Science and Technology Institute, an AUSD high school whose campus is on the College of Alameda). The goal of the Robotics Program is to provide opportunities for Alameda public school students from kindergarten through 8th grade to learn about and get engaged in everything building a robot has to offer:  teamwork, engagement, differentiation, self-directed learning, hands-on learning and real life connections.  Teams are school based but practice in the Makerspace before competitions.  Associated with the Alameda Robotics Center is the Island City Robotics program in which high school students participate in regional competitions.

Saturday’s competition begins at 10:00 am, with the second round at 11:00 AM, the third at noon and the award ceremony at 1:00 pm.  The competition is free to the public.

The Alameda Robotics Program and teams are partially sponsored by funds from “Power Up For Learning,” a joint program of the Alameda Education Foundation and Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) where AMP customers support technology education through donations added onto their power bill.  To sign up for Power Up For Learning, please visit the AEF website

In conjunction with the Alameda and Island City Robotics programs, AEF is running summer robotics and maker camps for students in grades 6th – 8th at Wood Middle School.  For younger students, AEF is offering kinderbots, marinebots and gamebots out of Haight Elementary School.  Full summer camp information may be here