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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Kimme Carlos

By Michelle Lawlor | December 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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FAmily, we’d like to introduce Kimme Carlos, a new member of Foundation Academies’ Board of Trustees, Leadership Council, and volunteer. Kimme is a public speaker, advocate, and author, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Urban Mental Health Alliance: Advocating for Healthy Minds in Urban Communities. Recently, we had an opportunity to sit…

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Foundation Academies Receives $180,000 Grant from Arts & Letters Foundation to Equip Every Student Grades 3-12 with String Instrument

By Michelle Lawlor | December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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TRENTON – Foundation Academies has received a generous grant of $180,000 from the Arts & Letters Foundation to expand its signature K-12 strings orchestra program over the next three years, introducing its scholars to string instrument instruction beginning in Grade 3, as well as equipping every student in Grades 3-12 with their very own take-home…

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Foundation Academies Intermediate School Teacher Ayesha Qureshi Featured as Community House Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Michelle Lawlor | December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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We’re SO proud of our Intermediate School teacher Ayesha Qureshi, who was recently featured in the 50th anniversary celebration of Community House, a Princeton University Pace Center program designed to support the academic success and social-emotional wellness of underrepresented youth in our community. In the video below, listen as Ayesha shares her journey with Community…

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Student Enrollment Now Open!

By Michelle Lawlor | December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Student applications for the 2020-21 school year are now open. Foundation Academies only holds one open enrollment period per year, and this is it! Please share with your networks on social media and beyond.  Note that all students currently on a waiting list MUST RE-APPLY for the 2020-21 school year, and applications must be received…

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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Jacqueline Griffith

By Michelle Lawlor | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
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FAmily, we’d like to introduce Jacqueline Griffith, Foundation Academies’ new Board of Trustees President and longtime volunteer. Recently, we had an opportunity to sit and chat with Jacqui to ask her a few key questions about her experience with Foundation Academies.  What do you like most about volunteering at Foundation Academies?For me, it’s always about…

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Middle Schoolers Attend Girls Only STEM Day and Discover a World of Career Options

By Michelle Lawlor | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
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In late October, eight of our Middle School students experienced an exciting trip to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for the Girls Only STEM Day event. This annual event attracts female middle school students from all over the country to provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the fields of science, technology, engineering,…

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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Al-Lateef Farmer

By Michelle Lawlor | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Al-Lateef Farmer first came to visit Foundation Academies in March 2019 and a month later began volunteering with us. Since then, he has continued to volunteer in a number of ways, quickly becoming part of our school FAmily.  Mr. Farmer participates in our monthly “Drop Everything and Read” literacy events by reading to our Primary…

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Facilities Upgrades Continue at Foundation Academies

By Michelle Lawlor | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Foundation Collegiate Academy isn’t the only facility that’s received upgrades and improvements this year, as a number of updates also took place at our K-8 West State Street facility over the summer.  We’re thrilled to announce the completion of three major projects at 363 West State Street:  The creation of a new, staff-only parking lot,…

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Foundation Academies Proudly Welcomes 30+ Student Teachers and Interns for 2019 Fall Semester

By Michelle Lawlor | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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This fall, Foundation Academies continues to expand its influence into the post-secondary world by hosting student teachers, classroom observation opportunities, and internships for more than 30 undergraduate and master’s degree program students from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Princeton University, Mercer County Community College (MCCC), Rutgers University, and New York University (NYU).  According to…

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Foundation Academy Intermediate School Launches Culinary Club With The Help of Chef Aaron Black

By Michelle Lawlor | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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By Krystal Cohen On Friday, September 20th, one classroom in Foundation Academy’s Intermediate School was abuzz with excitement during the second meeting of Culinary Club. Under the guidance of Chef Aaron Black, two groups of students created natural strawberry lemonade, squeezing fresh lemon juice and mashing strawberries, while another group of scholars decorated chocolate-covered pretzels. …

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