Thanks to the support  of community partners and individuals, the ACES Education Foundation was able to award $62.656 in grants and fund-a-need initiatives, and $3,000 in scholorships in 2016.  These funds support innovative projects that help ACES teachers and staff enhance ACES programs and improve learning for students and clients.


ACES Education Foundation Grants • Awarded for 2016-17 Academic Year

ACES Mill Road School - Mindful Schools The grant will support the training of mindfulness practices to students and staff. $5,750

ACES Mill Road School - Parent Workshops This grant will enable families from East Haven, New Haven, and Hamden to participate in workshops on how to nurture positive parent – child interactions. $2,500

ACES Mill Road School - Charlie Cart Project The grant will enable ACES Mill Road School to purchase a Charlie Cart, a fully equipped compact mobile kitchen will provide students with hands-on nutrition education. $8,900

ACES Center for Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders - Logan Proxpad Choice Maker The purchase of Logan Proxpad Choice Maker will provide non-verbal students the ability to develop communications skills. $2,414

ACES Village School - Art Therapy This grant will support the creation of a digital art / photography program. $9,980

ACES West Haven Collaborative - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) UDL addresses barriers to learning by utilizing multiple means of engagement, namely, access to technology. This grant will be used to purchase Apple iPads for special needs high school students. $2,160

ACES Village School, Center for Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders, and ACES Whitney High School East/West - Purchase of Welch Allyn Hearing Screener The Welch Allyn Hearing Screener will enable ACES to provide hearing screenings for hundreds of special needs students. $3,920

ACES Whitney High School North - Driver’s Education Course This grant-funded course will enable students to gain the skills needed to operate an automobile which will further strengthen their employment and life skills abilities. $6,300

ACES Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School - Document Cameras This grant will fund the purchase of thirty document cameras which will enrich the technology in ACES Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School’s classrooms. $3,003

ACES Alfred E. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund for Advanced Study in the Arts The ACES Alfred E. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund for Advanced Study in the Arts was established in memory of Alfred E. Hopkins, a beloved and brilliant ACES central office administrator who appreciated and collected art. The 2016 scholarship recipients were ACES Educational Center for the Arts students Camille Fortin, a graduate of Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven and Haley Williams, a graduate of Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Camille will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall where she will pursue Theater Studies. Haley will attend Fordham University will she will pursue a major in Dance. Each recipient received a $1,500 scholarship.