Foundation gives community opportunity to invest in district’s future

— As a way to generate and invest supplemental resources to enhance the quality of education at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, the district has the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation to help provide expanded learning opportunities for students and staff.

Established in 2001, the Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation is a fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and supports the foundation’s mission through annual goals, such as promoting student development, leadership and involvement by providing financial resources for educational opportunities; encouraging excellence and continued growth for school district employees; developing a partnership between the community and the school district; promoting community awareness of school district programs; and facilitating cooperative ventures between the foundation, community groups and the school district.

The C/A Education Foundation is supported through contributions and donations from various entities in the community, and those funds are used for various foundation-supported projects in the district. Some of the projects supported by the foundation include mini grants for special classroom projects; fellowships to staff members for professional growth and development; and projects which promote citizenship and leadership, such as grants for special seminars, clinics and programs.

Grants made from the Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation will not be used to replace dollars that support existing programs. Some projects that may be considered for funding include FIRST robotics competition, Project Close- Up, drug prevention programs, Post Graduation Celebration, inter-generational needs, cultural and performing arts, after-school and

The foundation is composed of a Board of Trustees who are volunteers that live or work in the community. The current Board of Trustees for the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation is the district’s Board of Education, comprised of President Don Conway, Vice=President Patrice Hatcher, Treasurer Gloria Nealy, Secretary Recco S. Richardson, PhD, and Trustees Peggy Anderson, Joy Hart and Ann Saunders.

For more information on the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation, call Jennifer Coon at 810-591-3208 or write to: Carman- Ainsworth Education Foundation, G- 3475 W. Court Street, Flint, MI 48532.

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