The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Outreach Fund Grants, totaling $12,000, for the 2013 cycle. Each of the twelve recipients will receive $1,000 for use in the 2013-2014 school year.
Each school year NAES distributes 10% of its budgeted Annual Fund goal (but not less than $12,000) as Outreach Fund Grants to members, associate members, and regional, state, or diocesan Episcopal schools organizations. The grants support projects commensurate with the mission and philosophy of the association.
“We are delighted to be able to support the mission and ministry of our member schools in this way,” said the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., executive director of NAES. He went on to say that “our Annual Fund donors can be proud that a portion of their gifts help to support directly the educational, moral, ethical, and spiritual development of Episcopal school students.”
The recipients, the projects, and brief explanations (taken from the applications) follow:
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, Carmel, CA — Outreach to St. Patrick’s School, Locorbe, Haiti. Support for the partnership program with St. Patrick’s School in Locorbe, Haiti.
Episcopal Day School of Christ Church Parish, Pensacola, FL — Middle School Orientation Retreat. Support for the annual off-campus middle school retreat designed to support and enhance students’ ethical and moral growth and their understanding of their role in society.
Episcopal School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN — The Second Grade Charity Store Project. Support for equipment replacement in the school’s supply store, staffed by second grade students and designed to enhance mathematics education and community service through student designated proceeds recipients.
Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, SC — Chaplain’s Advisory Council Honduras Mission Trip. Support the school’s mission trip to Honduras, which will help further the personal formation of Porter-Gaud students through moral, spiritual, intellectual, creative, physical, and social development.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Newport News, VA — Episcopal School Governance & Leadership Training. Support for a faculty and staff retreat that supports professional growth, mutual support and exemplary leadership and governance at the Board, administrative and teaching levels, which are consistent with both the mission and philosophy of NAES.
St. George’s Independent Schools, Collierville, TN — Summer Adventures. Support for summer camp dedicated to combating learning loss, with which all students deal, but occurs at a higher rate in children of low-income families.
St. James Academy, Monkton, MD — Intercultural Exchange and Outreach. Underwriting of educational sessions and presentations by Alex Andujar, founder of the Foundation for Latino & Hispanic Ministry, to discuss Little Schools of Faith in the Episcopal diocese of Cuba, which school St. James supports.
St. James’ Episcopal School, Austin, TX — In Christ There Is No East or West: Access to Early Education. Assistance to bridge the funding gap for early education for students from lower-income families receiving federal childcare subsidies through Texas WorkForce Solutions.
Saint James’ Episcopal School, Warrenton, VA — Discovery Garden. Support for a multi-year sustainability project in which students will develop and determine the food needs of their community, and will then expand their school garden classroom to meet those needs.
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, Thousand Oaks, CA — Outreach Fund Program. Support for the day-care and extended-day programs for scholarship students enrolled at the school.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School, San Antonio, TX — Scholarship Fund Program. Support for Montessori-based education in the Episcopal tradition through tuition assistance for culturally and economically diverse groups of children.
St. Richard’s Episcopal School, Indianapolis, IN — Horizons at St. Richard’s. Support for tuition-free, transformative educational summer enrichment program serving low-income public school students that is designed to mitigate and prevent summer learning loss.