Thank You Fezziwig Society!
Many thanks and kudos to the Fezziwig Society for their successful 'Helping Others' dinner.
Over $600 was raised at the dinner held at Frank and John's Pizza in East Greenwich on Sunday December 8, 2013. This year, the group elected to donate the funds to four charities:
Elton John Aids Foundation
East Greenwich Ecumenical Food Pantry at St. Luke's Church
The Tomorrow Fund
Toys for Tots
Many thanks to all of the families, youth and adults who attended the annual event.
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YOUTH-TO-YOUTH MINI CONFERENCE
September 28-29, 2013
URI Alton Jones Campus
COMMUNITY FORUM: NECAP & STANDARDIZED TESTING
Tuesday, December 10th
6:30 pm at East Greenwich Town Hall
In response to the vigorous statewide debate over the use of the NECAP test as a high school graduation requirement and a broader national debate over standardized testing, the Academy Foundation have planned a series of forums presented across the state to discuss the issue.
Ron Wolk, former Brown VP, founder Education Week
Rick Richards, former accountability specialist, RIDE
Anne Muready, senior attorney, RI Disability Law Center
Chris Boie, teacher, mathmatics, East Greenwich HS
For more information, contact Bob Houghtaling at 401-230-2246.
Panelists from the Warwick Forum
Over 400 teens gathered at URI this summer to participate in the Annual Eastern States Youth-to-Youth conference. This year's conference in its 27th year, as held at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI.
See more photos of this year's conference HERE
On August 10th, 2012 our community lost a beautiful human being. Don and his wife Barbara started the Academy Foundation to help children and fight for affordable housing here in East Greenwich. Below is a nice article about Don by Elizabeth McNamara of East Greenwich Patch.
Farewell, Donald. Rest in Peace.