Cause + Event 5K Run, May 17

cause + eventCalling all runners (or walkers)!  We’ve got a great opportunity for you to run, have fun and support AEF all at the same time!  The Cause + Event Race is unlike any other race series of its kind. The runner (or walker) chooses their favorite registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and their cause will receive at least half of the racer’s registration.  Join us and other fellow AEF supporters on May 17th.  Registration and more info.

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Art. Food. Community. Event May 16 to Benefit Arlington EATS

Turning 400 bowls into 3,000 meals for Arlington  EATS

Last Fall, AEF gave a $3,000  ‘Innovations in Education’ grant to bowls-picture-300x200Art. Food. Community, an arts integration and enrichment project taking place at the Thompson School.

The project will conclude with a fundraising event for Arlington EATS on May 16 from 4-8pm at Thompson School.  $25/person.  We hope to see you there!  More info

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Trivia Bee Raises $6,900

Twenty-five teams  participated in the annual Arlington Trivia Bee March 22.  Green with Envy 2015_sm‘Team CSC’, a group of friends (Marylou Carr, Dana Simon and David Cleary), won in a sudden death pesticide round.   Thompson’s ‘Green with Envy’ won the award for best costume.

Over sixteen local businesses showed their support for public education in Arlington by sponsoring the event and donating a total of $6,900. All proceeds directly fund AEF’s work.  More

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Education Technology Showcase, April 13

Join us for the 3rd annual Education Technology Showcase, IMG_6441April 13, 6-8pm, High School Media Center!  Hosted by AEF and the Arlington Public Schools, this event will showcase K-12 technology used in engineering, computer programming, physics, digital arts, robotics, literacy, social studies and world languages among others.  More

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New Community Partner – Arlington Orthodontics

During the month of February, Arlington Orthodontics pledged $5 to AEF for every new Facebook ‘like’ to their page.  arlington orthoAs a result, Arlington Orthodontics donated $465 to AEF.  Thank you and welcome to the community!

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AEF Trivia Bee March 22

Join us for our annual Trivia Bee!  Over 20 teams representing schools, community groups and local organizations will Foxes in Soxestest their trivia knowledge on sports, literature, pop culture, Arlington trivia and more!  The event will take place on March 22, from 3-5pm at Town Hall.

For more info or to register a team

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Black Crow Yoga Class Benefits AEF, Feb 7

Black Crow Yoga logoAEF will be the beneficiary of Black Crow Yoga’s February Karma Class on February 7th, 2-3pm.  Karma Classes are a monthly series of benefit classes through which Black Crow supports local organizations doing important work in our community.  The classes are donation-based, with a suggested donation of $10, and 100% of your donation will go to AEF.  More details


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$12,000 in ‘Innovations in Education’ Grants Awarded to Schools

We are pleased to have recently awarded $12,297 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools. Awarded at the elementary, middle and high schools, the six ‘Innovations in Education’ grants from our Fall grant cycle will fund a wide variety of projects including art, languages, science and student leadership.  More


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Join us at upcoming Technology Initiative Events

AEF’s Technology Initiative is accelerating the use of technology in the Arlington Public Schools and preparing students for careers in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.   Come to an AEF event to talk to Arlington’s technology and curriculum leaders and see student demonstrations.Tech Initiative Event Graphic_Feb27

More info

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2014 Accomplishments

We think you’ll be inspired by this short video of our 2014 accomplishments.


Thank you for supporting Arlington’s teachers and students!  Without donations from parents and community members like you, these grants would not be possible.

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