Over 250 people attended the Reading Education Foundation’s Launch Party at First Energy Stadium. The purpose of the foundation is to award grants to schools, teachers and partners that support academic innovation, giving students in the Reading School District opportunities they may not otherwise have.
At the Launch the foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $4010 to Southern Middle School to enhance their What’s So Great About Manufacturing and What’s So Great About Southern programs. The foundation also raised over $30,000 to send middle school students to the Science Research Institute at Albright College. These funds were raised in honor of Dr. Khalid Mumin, departing Superintendent of Schools in the Reading School District.
The Reading Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the educational experience of all Reading School District students. Established in spring 2021, our purpose is to support innovative opportunities that encourage our students in Pre-K through Grade 12 to DREAM, BELIEVE and ACHIEVE. Our commitment is to keep a razor-sharp focus on ways to raise funds that are critical to enhancing academic excellence and keeping our schools at the leading edge of public education. We work diligently to carefully target our funds where they will make the greatest impact.
The Reading Education Foundation considers districtwide, school-based, and individual teacher grant requests. As we continue to fund grant requests annually, we also are committed to building an endowment that will support Reading School District students for years to come. With your support, we can make a significant difference. Unencumbered by competing needs, the Foundation’s sole focus will always remain on ways in which to enhance academic innovation and excellence for the students in the Reading School District.
To become involved in the Reading Education Foundation, visit their website at ReadingSD.org/ReadingEdFoundation or write to [email protected].