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Cornell’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

Seema Meloni, one of the NEF’s co-presidents, recently spoke with Christopher Dancy, 6th grade science teacher at High Rock School, about his experience completing Cornell’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program – professional development funded through an NEF...

Cooking with Kids

Cooking With Kids was approved during the Fall 2019 Grant Cycle to fund the purchase of ingredients for a weekly cooking activity. The goal was for students to learn life skills in early learning classrooms. The cooking activity provided opportunities for various...

NEF and NPS Thank the 2019-2020 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all of the 2019 – 2020 NEF Grant recipients! We appreciate your time and effort in making learning come alive for Needham Public School students! This year, NEF awarded 26 grants, totaling $106,700, benefiting students at every Needham school. We...

2022 - 2023 Grant Deadlines

Apply for a grant for innovative or enriching projects that will benefit Needham Public Schools students. The Fall Grants deadline is October 14th, the Winter Grants deadline is January 13th, and the Spring Grants deadline is April 6th.