OUR PROGRAMS

CIVICS FAIR

Since 1998, the Fund has helped students focus on issues of citizenship and governance. The Civics Fair, this year funded by NRHS Class of 1973, will feature projects by students earning the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness on their high school diplomas.

Scheduled for spring of 2024, the Civics Fair will host a panel of elected officials who will discuss the student projects and their areas of concern.

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GRANTS

The Fund awards grants annually to schools, applied for by teachers, administrators, parents or students. This grant-making program is intended to supplement an instructional need or enrichment opportunity, or subsidize a program/project that might not otherwise happen or reach the ideal scale.

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FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA

Each year, the Fund honors individuals who have made major contributions to education in New Rochelle at our fundraising gala. The Fund also honors outstanding members of the senior class for their achievements in Arts and Culture, Citizenship, Sports Leadership and Technology.

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MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE

The Museum of Arts & Culture, which opened in the fall of 2006, provides a professional museum experience for New Rochelle students through exhibitions, related lectures, and integration with classroom studies. The realization of a long-standing goal of the Fund, the MAC is also an important cultural asset for the entire community.

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MARTIN SILVER FUND

The Martin Silver Fund for Accounting and Business Studies was created in 2016 to honor the legacy of Martin Silver (NRHS '62). The Fund enables students with financial need to pay for and receive college credits and also supports software and classroom simulations to enhance classroom learning and prepare students for careers in accounting and business.

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POETRY OUT LOUD

Each May, the Fund’s Jeremy Scheinfeld Publishing Center presents Poetry Out Loud, a festive evening of children's poetry, featuring young poets in grades 3-6. This community celebration features student poets reading their original poems to a large audience. The Fund publishes a bound volume of the poems for all participants and their schools.

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ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

The ever-popular Pancake Breakfast is held each year prior to the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade. School principals, administrators and Board of Education members cook pancakes for students, parents, and community members before starting the walk down North Avenue through downtown New Rochelle.

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SAT/ACT PREP COURSE

The Fund offers SAT/ACT Preparation Classes to all interested NRHS juniors. Due to the high cost of courses and/or private tutoring, many students in our economically diverse community are at a disadvantage when preparing to take the tests. The course is available to all juniors at a reduced cost, with greater scholarships offered to students with financial need.

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OUR PROGRAMS

ARTS OUT LOUD

Arts Out Loud encourages middle school students to share their personal and unique expression of self through poetry, visual art, and music, which includes the creation of a book of students' original works. Like Poetry Out Loud, Arts Out Loud is a program of the Fund's Jeremy Scheinfeld Publishing Center.

GRANTS PROGRAM

The Fund awards grants annually to schools, applied for by teachers, administrators, parents or students. This grant-making program is intended to supplement an instructional need or enrichment opportunity, or subsidize a program/project that might not otherwise happen or reach the ideal scale.

FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA

Each year, the Fund honors individuals who have made major contributions to education in New Rochelle at our fundraising gala. The Fund also honors outstanding members of the senior class for their achievements in Arts and Culture, Citizenship, Sports Leadership and Technology.

CIVICS SYMPOSIUM

Since 1998, the Fund has helped students focus on issues of citizenship and governance. The Civics Symposium features AP Government and AP Macroeconomics students and a panel of distinguished guests drawn from the partnership with the school district, New Rochelle city government, and successful alumni.

MARTIN SILVER FUND

The Martin Silver Fund for Accounting and Business Studies was created in 2016 to honor the legacy of Martin Silver (NRHS '62). The Fund enables students with financial need to pay for and receive college credits and also supports software and classroom simulations to enhance classroom learning and prepare students for careers in accounting and business.

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE

The Museum of Arts & Culture, which opened in the fall of 2006, provides a professional museum experience for New Rochelle students through exhibitions, related lectures, and integration with classroom studies. The realization of a long-standing goal of the Fund, the MAC is also an important cultural asset for the entire community.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The ever-popular Pancake Breakfast is held each year prior to the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade. School principals, administrators and Board of Education members cook pancakes for students, parents, and community members before starting the walk down North Avenue through downtown New Rochelle.

POETRY OUT LOUD

Each year, the Fund’s Jeremy Scheinfeld Publishing Center presents Poetry Out Loud, a festive evening of children's poetry, featuring young poets in 3rd through 6th grades. The event is a community celebration with features student poets reading their original poems to an audience of family members, friends, teachers, school administrators, and public officials. The Fund publishes a bound volume of the poems for distribution to all participants and their schools.

SAT/ACT PREP COURSE

The Fund offers SAT/ACT Preparation Classes to all interested NRHS juniors. Due to the high cost of courses and/or private tutoring, many students in our economically diverse community are at a disadvantage when preparing to take the tests. The course is available to all juniors at a reduced cost, with greater scholarships offered to students with financial need.