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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.


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College Prep Academy: For more information click here. To register, please click the blue College Prep Academy button below.
Click here for Enrichment info and for our Winter/Spring After-School Enrichment schedule. Registration starts January 11th, 9:30am.
Middle School Sports
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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

Equipped 4 Success Partnership in Full Bloom

Since 2012, AEF has taken the lead on the Equipped 4 Success school supply drive, working with community partners to identify students in need, fundraise, and distribute new backpacks filled with quality, grade level appropriate school supplies to kindergarten through 12th graders throughout our community. This year we supported over 900 youth. Since 2012, we have supported close to 7,000 students!

Thank you to the many organizations, businesses, and community members who support this drive. Grants were received from the Alameda Community Foundation, Alameda Welfare Council, Kiwanis Club of Alameda, Rotary Club of Alameda, and Windermere Foundation. Alameda South Shore was again a strong community partner: beverage sales from their Summer Beats concerts benefited the drive and they provided space for sorting and packing the backpacks. Thank you to Alameda Island Brewing Company for the brew that was so popular at these concerts! Thank you to JanSport and the Family Giving Tree for donating backpacks. Bank of Marin sponsored the drive with their annual “Shred Day” and made a generous donation.

AEC Living purchased backpacks and supplies for 100 kindergarten – 1st grade student,s and their residents at Elders Inn and The Lodge enjoyed preparing them for the younger generation. The Alameda Chapter of the Bay East Association of Realtors shopped, collected and donated to support dozens of older students.

Community members from Alameda – and across California – supported the drive through generous donations of funds and supplies. Thank you to the Alameda Firefighters for hosting collection bins for supply donations. The Alameda Peeps rallied to support the cause. Many thanks to faith communities and social service organizations that provided volunteers, raised funds, and donated items.

AEF works with its community partners to identify students in need, including the AUSD McKinney-Vento program for homeless families, Alameda Point Collaborative, Alameda Boys & Girls Club, Woodstock Child Development Center, DreamCatchers Youth Services, Girls Inc. of the Island City, and Operation Dignity. Each of these organizations then distributes to the students they serve. Over at the Alameda Point Collaborative, it’s become a full-scale party! Students shopped for their backpacks, police and firefighters came by to hang out, Girl Scout Troop 33064 organized games, My New Red Shoes handed out new shoes, Vision to Learn provided eye exams and glasses, and the Breath Mobile did asthma screenings while Calvary Church provided lunch and Cakes 4 Kids provided dessert.

And it all started with backpacks…and you. Thank you for supporting the Equipped 4 Success school supply drive and creating the partnerships and collaborations that have bloomed into helping our students in so many aspects of their lives.

AEF Equipped for Success

Decode Your Teen!


 Parent/Teen Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4 PM, Alameda High Media Center

Do you want your teen to be happy? To be able to bounce back when things get tough? To help set them up for life and work in the real world? Do you just want to get along better?

AEF is offering a  workshop on “Raising Resilient Teens”. This fun and engaging workshop is designed to help teens (and parents) understand:

  • Individual behavior style – what makes you tick and how do you embrace successful behaviors
  • Personal motivation interests and talents – how to make better study, career and life choices
  • The behavior style of others – to appreciate difference and work cooperatively
  • How to develop productive relationships – at home, school and work

This workshop will help you experience that “a-ha” moment when you uncover your true self, break down the “brick wall” of communication between parents and teens, and develop a language for improved communication and relationships.

This workshop is for 6th – 12th Alameda public school students and their parents.

$125 – covers the student and one parent/guardian. $35 additional fee for an additional parent/guardian. $15 materials fee is additional. It is not necessary to attend the Feb. 1 presentation to participate in the workshop.

Registration is open!  Click on the blue Enrichment button on the left to sign up. Space is limited.

Click here for a workshop flyer.

Parent Night

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 – 8:30 PM, Lum Multipurpose Room.
This workshop is sponsored by the Alameda PTA Council and Alameda Unified School District and will consist of a 60-minute presentation and 30-minute Q&A addressing:

  • The definition of resilience as it relates to life and work
  • The changing landscape of parenting
  • Why resilience is so important for teens
  • The short- and long-term impact of not developing resilience
  • The “top ten” resilience factors for life success

This presentation is free.

Click here for a presentation flyer.















AEF Asteroids “Soar” through Cross Country Season

The Alameda Education Foundation’s middle school cross country club, the Alameda Asteroids, completed their season in November with a strong showing at the regional championships on November 3, 2016.  img_6312-2

The championship meet was held at Canyon Middle School where a new spectator friendly course was created.  The sixth grade boys as a collective came in 2nd place.  Six medals were presented to our students at the awards ceremony.  We received 3 first place medals, 1 fifth place medal and 2 sixth place medals.  Four hundred and forty students ran in this meet.

Over the season, the Asteroids ran in four meets, competing in the SACMAL league, which includes 13 bay area middle schools around San Leandro, Castro Valley, Union City and Newark.  The Asteroids hosted one of those meets at Crab Cove, which included 412 student-athletes.

For many students, the AEF cross country program is their first foray into sports and cross country enables them to discover new talents and perseverance and grow as athletes.  It also enables middle schoolers to get a taste of competing on a regional level before they reach high school.  Students learn to challenge themselves, set goals, move out of their comfort zones and work hard towards a set goal.  Many parents report that their students continue running after the season is over and that this experience gives them the confidence to take on other challenges in their athletic, academic and social lives.

The Asteroids cross country club is an enrichment program run by the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF).  Over 40 6th – 8th graders participate in cross country, which is coached by Debra Cramer.  In addition to cross country, AEF manages over 400 enrichment after school classes and camps annually in athletics, arts, technology, science, foreign languages and more.