Educational Institutions

Greenwich Alliance for Educationfoundation Inc

  • Greenwich, CT
  • http://www.greenwichalliance.org/

Mission Statement

THE GREENWICH ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION MOBILIZES COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND SERVICES THAT FOSTER EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS FOR ALL GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.

Main Programs

  1. Going Places With Books
  2. Tuning In To Music
  3. Reaching Out Grants

ruling year

2006

Chairman

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M.J. Foti

Vice Chairman

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Jane Hentemann

Keywords

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Early literacy, Music lessons, AVID, Digital Divide, Mentoring, Grants, Innovation

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Also Known As

Greenwich Alliance for Education

EIN

20-4356460

 Number

4443784442

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Going Places With Books

The Going Places with Books program is our early literacy program which visits 7 targeted preschools in the Greenwich community with our Storymobile. The Storymobile is an enchanted RV decorated inside and out with storybook characters and acts as a mobile classroom for the program delivery. Running from October to July we visit the preschools to deliver early literacy curriculum taught by trained presenters. Each child comes aboard in a small group of 13 or less for 20 different lessons a year. Lessons last 30 minutes and each one includes two stories, vocabulary, poetry, songs, syllabic clapping, and movement. Currently, to reinforce the unit presented, copies of the books are loaned to the classroom, and the preschool teachers are given suggestions for in-class activities and connections to home. All components of the program are designed to encourage and model language development and skills necessary for kindergarten readiness and later success in school.

StoryTots is a new part of Going Places with Books is an early literacy program whiich serves children 18 months - 5 (pre preschool age) and their caregivers at the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center. This program delivers a bi-lingual story and includes movement and activities to model the importance of reading and language interactions with young children. Funding for this program was from a grant through the Junior League of Greenwich.

Category

Literacy

Population(s) Served

Female Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Hispanics

Male Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

Program 2

Tuning In To Music

Tuning In To Music provides free private and semi private instrumental music lessons to students beginning in the third grade and extending, in some cases, through high school. This program is run in partnership with Ken Kuo, president of the CT School of Music. Students who participate in this program are nominated by their Greenwich Public School music teachers because they practice and demonstrate an real interest in wanting to play even better. They must qualify for free or reduced lunch or are experiencing a financial hardship as noted by the school's principal. Lessons are 30 minutes weekly and for many students run from late September to June. (Some student enter the program during the school year.) Each June, there is a recital for parents, teachers and interested donors.

Category

Extracurricular Music

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Reaching Out Grants

Reaching Out Grants is our community/schools grant program which funds piloting new innovative ideas in the schools. Interested teachers/community members can apply for grants funded for one year for programs which address a specified educational need for a student group or program. Grants are evaluated by a Grants Committee separate from the Alliance Board and recommendations are presented to the Board each April for funding for the coming school year.

Category

Educational Delivery

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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GREENWICH ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Chairman

M.J. Foti

Vice Chairman

Jane Hentemann

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

MJ Foti

Greenwich Alliance for Education

Term: July 2013 - June 2014

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