Thanks to the support of community partners and individuals, the ACES Education Foundation was able to award $53,970 in grants in 2012. These funds support innovative projects that help ACES teachers and staff enhance ACES programs and improve learning for students and clients.
- $4,740 – ACES Educational Center for the Arts: Dance Master Class Workshop/Concert. A series of five dance workshops for ECA dance students with Adele Meyers and her company members, followed by a performance showcasing the dance repertory piece created in the workshop. (200–300 students, faculty and community members served);
- $6,000 – ACES Educational Center for the Arts: Children’s Theater Touring Company. ECA theater department students will rehearse three short plays. The plays will focus on themes that explore health community values, and be performed for area children in the spring of 2013. (15 ECA students, and 300 children of varying ages served);
- $8,300 – ACES Educational Center for the Arts: Students of Color Outreach. Five ECA alumni and five current students will provide outreach to New Haven schools and other organizations to increase awareness of ECA by students of color, and assist them with ECA application process. (250-500 youth, and ultimately ECA population of 280 served);
- $10,930 – Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School: Earobics Program: This web-based multisensory reading intervention program helps educators offer differentiated instruction strategies. (273 kindergarten through 3rd grade students served);
- $20,000 – Wintergreen Interdistrict and Thomas Edison Magnet Schools (TEMS): After-school Programs. Multi-faceted after-school academic and enrichment activities will be provided to 50 students at each school. (100 3rd – 8th grade students will be served);
- $4,500– Extension Therapy Services (ETS): iPads for ETS. ETS will utilize 5 iPads to promote increased student participation in therapy-related tasks and activities, as well as increased technological competencies by staff and students. (31 ACES/ETS licensed occupational and physical therapists, and 1300 students served.)