Stamford Mentoring Program

The mission of the Stamford Mentoring Program is to provide students who are in need of additional academic and/or social support with the resources and guidance necessary to be successful during middle school, high school, and in all college/ career endeavors. SPEF brings college, corporate, and community volunteers into the Stamford Public Schools for engaging…

Next Generation

The Stamford Public Education Foundation’s Next Generation program conveniently brings volunteer opportunities onsite to local businesses. We partner with students grades 2-5 from Roxbury Elementary and the Boys and Girls Club to run weekly hour-long sessions with volunteers from NatWest Markets. Students are selected to participate in the program based on their family’s economic standing and a…

SPEF Math Tutoring

In August 2014, SPEF launched a tutoring program in collaboration with Match Education to provide daily math tutoring sessions to 100 ninth grade students at Stamford High School. In 2015, SPEF assumed full ownership of the program and will continue to work with 90-100 ninth grade students each school year. SPEF provides an extensive screening…

Family Literacy Night

Launched in 2013 in partnership with the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, SPEF invites Springdale Elementary School’s English as a Second Language (ESL) students Grades K-3 as well as their families to Family Literacy Night. This program is held four to five times per year at the Lathon Wider Community Center in Stamford’s South End. With…

Book Give-A-Ways

This program focuses on motivating children to read by distributing free books and literacy resources to low-income children and families. SPEF partners with Reading is FUNdamental and The Ferguson Library to distribute approximately 4,000 brand new books every year to low-income children through book give-a-ways and donations to community centers throughout the city. Since 2013…

Naviance Family Connection

Every student has the potential for post-secondary success. In alignment with the Stamford Public Education Foundation’s focus on preparing students for college and/or career training, SPEF purchased Naviance for Stamford’s Public Schools in 2010 and has assisted with the implementation since then. SPEF provides student and parent training and monthly usage reports for the district.…

PLTI

It’s amazing what one person can do! Stamford’s Parent Leadership Training Institute in partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 8th year of the University of Connecticut People Empowering People Program (UConn PEP) taking place for 10 weeks October in Spanish at the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard. The…

K for a Day

Entering kindergarten can be an intimidating and stressful experience for four- and five-year-olds, from getting on the bus to meeting a new teacher. To ease the transition from preschool to kindergarten, starting in the spring of 2017, SPEF’s Kindergartener for a Day will bring Stamford preschoolers to spend a day at the kindergarten they will…

Stamford Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide. It is an innovative, extra-curricular learning experience in which school-based teams are tasked with solving problems that range from building mechanical devises to presenting their own theatrical interpretation of literary classics. Driven by discovery and exploratory learning, Odyssey of the Mind teaches 21st…

Scholarships

Since 2006, SPEF has distributed over $70,000 in scholarship funds. Currently offering three different scholarships, on average SPEF distributes $6,000 to low-income, college bound students each year: Cathy Guinta Memorial Scholarship The Cathy Guinta Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of the Stamford Public Education Foundation’s first Executive Director. Cathy dedicated a significant portion of her life to…