The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is impacting students and families in our community. At SPEF, we are working closely with the City of Stamford and Stamford Public Schools to do all we can to support their most urgent needs with a variety of programming.

Home Work Helpers

For more than a decade SPEF has matched students and caring volunteers to shape the lives of Stamford’s young learners. This year we have achieved a milestone of mentoring 1,000+ students annually, and have approximately 100 students engaged in math tutoring session each school day.

The outbreak and impact of COVID-19 has led to the need for distance learning programs and as a result, SPEF is leveraging its area of expertise by collaborating with its long-time partner, the Ferguson Library, to launch Home Work Helpers.

Home Work Helpers  is complementing the distance learning initiatives being provided by the district by offering FREE  online, interactive academic help for students in all grade levels, Monday—Friday. Children can receive help across all subject areas, including but not limited to math, English/reading, science and history.


Sign up your child/children today for FREE interactive help for online learning. Complete this form: English | Spanish.

A representative from the Ferguson Library will be in touch with you shortly.


We are looking for caring adults (ages 18+) to work with Stamford Public School students (all grade levels) to help them with their school work. You and a student will collaborate one-on-one via Zoom. Do you have strengths in math, english/reading, science, history or other subjects? Do you like working with students? Can you volunteer for at least one hour per week until school resumes? Complete this form; a representative from SPEF will be in touch with you shortly.

Grab and Go Meal Distribution

The Stamford Public School district is providing Grab and Go Meals for anyone under the age of 18, a sites throughout the City.

SPEF has helped organize a roster of 150+ adult volunteers to hand out prepared breakfasts and lunches during Spring Break and on an “as needed” basis for the duration of the program.

We are very grateful for the committed caring adults helping our community efforts during this time!

Books Across Stamford 

In collaboration with The Ferguson Library, SPEF is rolling out our Books Across Stamford Program to Grab and Go Meals sites spread throughout Stamford. As families stop by local schools and community centers to collect their meals, they will also be able to pick up new books to add to their home libraries. Special thank you to Reading is FUNdamental for donating 2,500 books, enabling us to kick off this initiative on May 14th. More giveaways are anticipated throughout the school year and into the summer.

To contribute your time as a Books Across Stamford volunteer, complete this form: Volunteer Sign-Up.