O’Neill’s 5k in memory of Annie Curtin : May 17th 2020

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Free SAT Prep Class: March 21st 2020

When: March 21st, 2020

Where: Norwalk High School

Who: Any Junior who attends Norwalk Public Schools

Time: 10am-2:30pm

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Excellence in Education:

Thursday, April 23, 2020


The Shore & Country Club

220 Gregory Blvd.

Tickets now available for purchase


Teacher Mini Grants Winter:  Applications due 5pm Feb. 21st

Mini Grant App 2020


Fairfield Giving Day: February 27th 2020


Mondays in March: Steak out for Education

$8  Flank Steak and a side or Grilled Chicken and a side

$2 will go back to NEF


Shark Tank:

Center for Global Studies Auditorium ( BMHS)

April 1, 2020



___________________________________________________________  Free Movie Screening: ScreenAgers the Next Chapter

Wall Street Theatre

March 25, 2020

7 pm ( doors open at 6:30pm )

71 Wall Street, Norwalk CT



Blind Rhino Fundraiser: Featuring Old School

Join us Friday May 1st

6:00pm -9:00pm

$10 Bracelet = discount on food and drink
Silent Auction
All proceeds to benefit
The Norwalk Education Foundation



Norwalk Education Foundation

  • Mission

The mission of the Norwalk Education Foundation is to work closely with Norwalk Public Schools to provide programs and services to children in Norwalk so they can achieve academic success and grow socially and emotionally.

  • Teacher Resources and Innovation

NEF offers teacher mini-grants to develop and implement instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn. Proposals must support unique classroom projects that enliven and enrich the curriculum.

  • Enhance Student Learning

The Shark Tank competition requires students to “sell” a proposal to enhance their school.  In the past, ideas have addressed academics, extra-curricular activities, social-emotional well being, physical health/nutrition and safety.  We awarded several thousand dollars to support 30 student proposals in the past 2 years.

  • Community Collaboration

The College Essay Mentor program began in 2015.   Teachers, administrators and volunteers from the community, were trained by a college essay consultant to coach high school seniors.  After the first year, an admissions officer from UCONN contacted Norwalk High School to say she has never read such great essays from Norwalk.

NEF partners with community organizations to host community outreach workshops.  This fall, we are hosting a College Admission Workshop and a Stress Management panel for teens and parents.

  • Student Social and Emotional Health

NEF’s newest initiative addresses the high levels of stress that research has identified as a major difficulty for adolescents. In 2015, we piloted a program to teach kids stress-reduction techniques like meditation. Based on the positive data collected through this pilot program, NEF plans to offer such workshops to all middle and high school students in the fall.  NEF also partners with Norwalk ACTS working with the Health and Wellness workgroup to bring mindful meditation to the high school students.

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