OUR PROGRAMS

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.

civics

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.

artsoutloud

DUAL ENROLLMENT

The Fund supports qualifying NRHS seniors who take college-level courses for future credit by funding the individual classes, offered by accredited colleges and universities, but fulfilled on-site at the High School.

dualenrollment

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.

Sensory hallway activities at Ward Elementary

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.

gala

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.

museum

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.

accounting-writing

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 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.

poetryoutlooud

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.

breakfast

SAT/ACT PREP COURSE

In partnership with Applerouth, the Fund offers SAT/ACT Preparation Classes at a reduced cost to all interested NRHS juniors. Due to the high cost of courses and/or private tutoring, many students in our financially diverse community are at a disadvantage when preparing to take the tests. All juniors are eligible to take the course at a significantly reduced cost, while those students with financial need receive scholarships.

sat-prep

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.

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.

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.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

The Fund supports qualifying NRHS seniors who take college-level courses for future credit by funding the individual classes, offered by accredited colleges and universities, but fulfilled on-site at the High School.

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 May, 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

In partnership with Applerouth, the Fund offers SAT/ACT Preparation Classes at a reduced cost to all interested NRHS juniors. Due to the high cost of courses and/or private tutoring, many students in our financially diverse community are at a disadvantage when preparing to take the tests. All juniors are eligible to take the course at a significantly reduced cost, while those students with financial need receive scholarships.

The Fund provides grants to support:

New Rochelle's Black History Month Celebration, organized by the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators; New Rochelle's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration; New Rochelle High School's Robotics Program; Theater programs at New Rochelle High School, Isaac E. Young Middle School and Albert Leonard Middle School; and the Young Film Makers Society