January Newsletter: Our Village SHOWS UP for Our Kids

As cliche as it might sound, it truly takes a village. 

Our village–which includes our school, our nonprofit partners, our city, our county, and well beyond–continues to SHOW UP for our kids. 

  • Our MLK Day of Service event, spearheaded by Middle School staff Shadura Lee and Summiya Abdul-Quddus brought together leaders in our city who are living the vision and message of Dr. King every day
  • On our 100th Day of School, community members participated virtually (or in-person, out in the cold!) to celebrate and honor our students as they marked this important milestone. 
  • You will also read about our “Growth-Focused Award” winners, presented to staff who are going above and beyond, inside and outside of the classroom, in the spirit of our mission. 
  • And with the help of so many donors, advisors, and volunteers, we are launching the second offering of Round Table Scholarships, awarded to help FA Seniors persist on their roads “to and through” college. 

Thank you for believing in and supporting our “village.” It takes all of us, and we appreciate your support.

In FAmily,


Graig Weiss
Foundation Academies

Read All the January Newsletter Articles

January Newsletter: Our Village SHOWS UP for Our Kids

Foundation Middle School Hosts Virtual Community Event Honoring Dr. King

FA Celebrates 100 Days With School-Wide Celebration

FA Recognizes Teachers and Staff With Growth-Focused Award

Friends of FA Offers $10K Scholarship Opportunity to Class of 2022: Round Table Scholarships

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Graig Weiss

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.