The Stamford Public Education Foundation received $5,000 in funding from The Inner-City Foundation for Charity and Education to support its Stamford Mentoring Program.
Launched in 2010, the program works to eliminate the achievement gap in Stamford. Funding will be used to provide students with resources and guidance for additional academic or social support.
At the elementary school level, the nonprofit’s program pairs students with mentors for a service-learning experience that integrates community service with instruction and reflection. At the middle and high school levels, the program focuses on preparing students for college, career training or full-time employment.
“The funding received from this foundation will help SPEF expand out mentoring programs, thereby improving the lives of in-need children in Stamford,” CEO Matthew Quinones said. “Because our programs are delivered at no cost to the Stamford Public School District, it is critical to receive donations from our community partners.”