Colchester Learning Foundation
To visit the Colchester Learning Foundation's website, please click the link below.
Colchester Learning Foundation Website (CLF)
CLF Grant Report
CLF Funding Guidelines
CLF Grant Application
Colchester Learning Foundation Awards Grants
The Colchester Learning Foundation (CLF) awarded $4000 in grant awards at the February 19th
Board of Education meeting. Grants of up to $500 each were given to nine recipients from the school system and community chosen from a pool of twenty-five applicants. The grants were chosen based on a scoring rubric that rated each proposal on educational innovation and creativity, collaboration within school grades or subjects and throughout the community, effect on a multitude of students or residents, and enrichment to the curriculum or interest in the community.
Since its inception in 2010, CLF has awarded nearly $20,000 in grants to Colchester Public Schools and community organizations.
The most recent awards will affect students at every school in Colchester as well as children attending preschool in town. A summary of each award follows. Maureen Vint, Bacon Academy Library Media Specialist, will boost research and literacy skills with new software. Patricia Tedford will be able to hold Math Night at JJIS. Amy Hopkins and Meaghan Kehoegreen from the Bacon Academy STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Program will bring their program to WJJMS with the help of their students. Joseph Hage and Jay Gilotti, along with their Bacon students, will build a bridge linking Bacon property to Colchester-owned open space. Cindy Praisner of Colchester’s Collaborative for Children (C3) will invest in instruction to develop young children’s social skills in preparation for school. Barbara Gilbert led educators in a book club to sharpen effective teaching strategies. CES students will learn about kindness and compassion while reading books chosen by Kathy Wonderly. Laurie Lindsey will purchase chemistry modeling kits for use in the Bacon Math Department. Lastly, Carissa Capozzi will use funds to develop socials skills in student at JJIS.
CLF is a non-profit organization. CLF’s mission is to support and promote innovative and creative educational opportunities for community residents of all ages. All proceeds collected support activities in Colchester. You can learn more about CLF, our mission, and goals by visiting www.colchesterlearningfoundation.org . Please contact Monica at (860) 465-7909 or Fred at (860) 608-6223 for more information or if you would like to become involved.