Continuing on from our successful philanthropic contributions in 2019, the Northville Food & Wine Festival is pleased to announce the Northville Educational Foundation has been selected as the 2020 Northville Food & Wine Festival Beneficiary.
HELPING NORTHVILLE STUDENTS GO "FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD!"
Founded in 2000 by a group of concerned Northville school parents and community leaders over changes to school funding in Michigan, the Northville Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting enrichment programs to benefit Northville students in academics, the arts and athletics.
The Northville Educational Foundation supports enrichment programs that help celebrate a legacy of excellence and enhance the ways in which NPS is collectively opening a world of possibilities for its students. These programs advance the culture of learning and leadership; help reimagine curriculum and instruction; and further excellence for all students. In addition, NEF has provided funding for capital improvement projects that tax dollars could not fund.
Since 2000, NEF has supported the following programs and more, benefiting students at every school in Northville Public Schools.
Contributions to NEF support:
International Baccalaureate program
The Leader In Me program
National Merit Scholarship and IB Graduate recognition event
The Village Workshop Applied Engineering Cooperative Learning program
Project Lead the Way STEAM program in both middle schools and all six elementary schools
Third Grade Heritage Festival learning experience / field trip
Teacher resources and professional development
Student Financial Assistance
Historic support has included:
AIMSWeb early intervention program
Sixth Grade science curriculum field trip to Detroit Zoo
Saturday tutoring program
Community lecture series
Textbooks and materials
Computers and technology upgrades
New library and vocational kitchen at Cooke School
Funding for coaches training and sports programs; playground equipment; Tom Holzer Ford Field turf renovation
Funding for band, choir and music programs; language arts and writing; theatre, drama, fine arts
Over the past 18 years, NEF has raised and granted over $2.4 million to the Northville Public Schools.
Through donations from parents, teachers, businesses and community members, NEF was able to grant over $75,000 during 2018-19 school year.