Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation Blog

Capturing the inspiring stories of SPPS alumni.

Apr 7, 2015

Saint Paul’s teachers are crucial to student success. The work they do in the classroom is invaluable, but only one part of the story. Great teachers – and Saint Paul has plenty – seek new knowledge and learning opportunities that they can bring back to the classroom.

Apr 1, 2015

East Side Learning Center combines community volunteers, personalized learning, and powerful partnerships to ensure student success.

Jan 13, 2015

Project REACH's impromptu coat drive collects 500 coats for Saint Paul students without homes.

Nov 25, 2014

Athletes Committed to Educational Success (ACES) is a twenty-year-old tutoring organization and one of the Foundation’s valued Tutoring Partners. Talking with Executive Director Christina Saunders reveals that ACES has a rich history, an innovative curriculum, and exciting new developments in their tutoring.

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.