Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation Blog

Capturing the inspiring stories of SPPS alumni.

Nov 21, 2014

We're proud to announce this year's Inspired Educator Grant recipients! Congratulations to the following Saint Paul teachers, who received a total of more than $26,000.

Nov 19, 2014

We're proud to announce the launch of our See Saint Paul campaign! Here's what Saint Paul had to say about our new vision screening partnership with the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation:

MPR: Foundation hopes to expand eye care to St. Paul students

Pioneer Press: St. Paul school kids get help with vision problems

Sep 22, 2014

Russ and Nancy Nelson are this year’s chairs of the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation’s 6th annual “Investing in Student Success” fundraising breakfast at Washington Technology Magnet School. Judy Hawkinson, Director of Development and Marketing, visited with Russ and Nancy to learn more about their personal interest in student success in Saint Paul Public Schools.

New Lens Mentors and Mentees
Sep 15, 2014

New Lens Urban Mentoring is a rising star in national and community service and supplemental education.

Sep 2, 2014

MeMoves, and its Foundation-funded implementation on Saint Paul's West Side, gains some limelight in Forbes.

Areanna is the tutoring coordinator at Riverview West Side School of Excellence, a position through AmeriCorps VISTA and the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation
Jul 7, 2014

By Areanna Egleston, tutoring coordinator at Riverview West Side School of Excellence

*VISTA Voices highlights the 15 Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members serving throughout St. Paul.

My office shares a wall with the first floor "green room", a small space that is neither green in color nor particularly roomy. We have two such rooms at my school and on busy days they welcome a constant stream of students who need somewhere to calm down.

Jesse Kwakenat is a special education teacher at St. Paul's Central High School
Jul 2, 2014

By Ryan Underdahl

Sometimes a relatively small amount of money can lead to profound, unanticipated success when put in the hands of the right people. This was never more the case than this past semester at St. Paul’s Central High School.

Each year the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation provides Inspired Educator Grants to Saint Paul Public Schools teachers who demonstrate a unique vision for supporting student success.

Leona Thao, GiveMN headshot
Jun 27, 2014

By Leona Thao, former schools outreach & partnership coordinator at GiveMN

*VISTA Voices highlights the 15 Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members serving throughout St. Paul.

Firstly, as the school outreach and partnership coordinator at GiveMN, I have the great opportunity to enhance the fundraising capacity for schools, build an equitable school fundraising model online and engage outreach coverage to schools across the state of Minnesota.

Jun 16, 2014

By Anna Michelson, tutoring coordinator at Highland Park Middle School

*VISTA Voices highlights the 15 Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members serving throughout St. Paul.

Although I didn’t fully realize it at the time, my association with AmeriCorps VISTA and the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation began over three years ago, when I was a sophomore at Macalester College.

Jun 13, 2014

By Misha Evertz, tutoring coordinator at Ramsey Middle School

*VISTA Voices highlights the 15 Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members serving throughout St. Paul.

To say that the Saint Paul Public Schools have been a huge part of my life would be an understatement.

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