Photos often speak louder than words.
Browse our photo gallery for a peek into MFEE's work. You'll see Grants in Action, fun at our fundraising events, Toast to the Teachers memories, and so much more!
The MFEE Board (L-R: David Oscar, David Caldwell, Joyce Michaelson, Bridget Placek, Jessica Troupe, Sarah Hudson-Plush, Andrew Russell, LeAnne Korbel, Desiree Johnson, John Rogers, Emily Grand, Andrew Lacey, Rochelle Wilson, Kathy Walsh, Greg Foster, Jodi Horton, Kamillah Knight. Not Pictured: John Wodnick, Matt Russman, and Wil Hylton)
Congrats to Board of Education member Eve Robinson — seen here with our Executive Director Masiel Rodriquez-Vars — who received the Euphemia Lofton Haynes Education Award at the Montclair N.A.A.C.P Thurgood Marshall Awards Ceremony.
On October 28, 2018, MFEE, the Montclair Public Schools, and the Montclair Community Council for Young Children, hosted the You Got This! Mini-Conference for over 200 Montclair families! You Got This! provided caregivers with some tools — and inspiration! — for confidently parenting the whole child.
We're proud to announce that Maya Karuna Savoie, an MHS Senior and MFEE Junior Board Member, is celebrating the publication of her book, "The Lore of Ramridge," at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday, October 25th, at 7pm.
"The Lore of Ramridge" is a suspenseful, action-packed thriller about a curious boy who defies his parents, and ends up the hero of a spooky adventure in a corn maze. The Lore of Ramridge targets the middle grade to young adult reader, but is suitable for all ages.
Maya learned about philanthropy as an MFEE Junior Board member and wants to give back! For every book sold at Watchung Booksellers, Maya will donate $1 to MFEE!
We're so proud of you Maya!
Dr. Beverly Lynn, CEO of Programs for Parents; Dr. Kendra Johnson, Superintendent of Montclair Public Schools, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars, Executive Director of Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE)
The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE), the Montclair Public Schools, and The Montclair Community Council for Young Children (MCCYC) are excited to launch “You Got This!”, an engaging mini-conference for Montclair families with young children on Sunday, October 28, from 1:30PM – 5:30PM at Nishuane Elementary School.
MFEE awarded a grant to Mr. Stulbaum at Renaissance Middle School for a hydroponic and outdoor garden. We made a "grants in action" visit to see the hydroponic garden back in November. At the time, the students had planted the seedlings and were beginning to see some growth.
Mr. Stulbaum sent these photos this week to show us the progress. From the hydroponic and outdoor garden, Renaissance was able to deliver 8 lbs. of lettuce to Toni's Kitchen!
Founded in 2013 with generous support from Partners for Health, the DIGS program helps all eleven public schools create, maintain, and enhance their own gardens. The program provides a living classroom for multi-disciplinary learning and opportunities for social action.