Dr. Kimberly J. Smith,
Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the excellence in educational experience offered to all students in the Wakefield Public School System.
We are focused on providing much needed educational resources to Wakefield's Public School students. Check out some of our fundraising and upcoming events!
WEF awarded grants totaling over $28,000 in the 2015-2016 school year. Our goal is to increase this amount next year.
Executive Grants (> $1,250)
Watershed Awareness Program
"Everyone Has a Story" Program
"High Touch High Tech" Program
Outdoor Classroom at Walton
Program Grants (< $1,250)
Gamestar Mechanic Program
Sensory Garden at Doyle
Lego Mindstorms Program
"The Wakefield Educational Foundation has been a tremendous partner and resource to the Wakefield Public Schools. WEF provides grant funding for innovative projects, enrichment programs, and needed materials for our schools. The resources received through these grants allow our teachers to enrich our students’ learning experiences. Over the years the Greenwood School has been the recipient of funding for our AuthorFest Week which allows us to bring authors and illustrators into school to share their craft with our young aspiring authors. Classroom teachers have been able to enhance science curriculum bringing scientists and science programs into our school. Our classroom libraries have been supported through WEF grants. We could not provide such enriching experiences for our students without the incredible support of the Wakefield Education Foundation! On behalf of the Greenwood School community we thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our school."
Principal, Greenwood Elementary School
Wakefield Educational Foundation