Celebrating This Season of Progress, Forward Momentum, and Hope
Welcome, friends! This month we are celebrating the progress, forward momentum, and hope emerging from our community.
This month, we also saw the landmark verdict in the George Floyd case, which illustrated the power and critical importance of raising our voices to fight systemic racism and bias in all its forms. While this verdict is a small step forward, it is an important step that also serves as a reminder that we have so much more work to do to achieve a more equitable society.
We also saw our Civic Service Learning high school students receive a national award and media recognition for their project called M.I.N.D., which stands for Mental Illness Needs to be Destigmatized. And finally, after over a year of 100% remote learning, we once again have students attending school in-person through Hybrid Learning. We missed our students and are so GLAD to be able to welcome so many of them back!
As we now look ahead to finishing this school year strong, we are excited to continue this forward momentum. Stay tuned for next month’s update as we prepare for Senior Signing Day, Graduation, Summer Accelerated Academy, and so much more.
Graig Weiss served as the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Academies from 2014-2022. He began 5 years before as Middle School Principal. A 2003 Teach for America corps member, Mr. Weiss taught Math and Science in the Bronx and the Dominican Republic prior to becoming an administrator and was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2007.
Prior to entering the education field, Mr. Weiss worked in the financial services sector with Cambridge Associates, LLC in Boston, MA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Scranton.