Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SEF has adopted the following three strategic goals:


  1. By All Means. Prioritize community resources to first ensure that all children and young people are secure in basic needs for food, shelter, clothing, support for resident status, health, mental health, and are ready to learn.
  2. Year-Round Learning. Expand access so that all children and young people have the opportunity to access high-quality out-of-school time programs. (2018 Campaign Report, 2019 Grantees and Videos, SEF 2020 OST Plan)
  3. Applied Learning. Ensure high school students have the opportunity to access internships, summer jobs, coops, and project-based applied learning opportunities (Applied Learning plan).

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Mary Skipper, Superintendent and SEF Board members, Nancy Curtatone, Greg Nadeau, Glenda Sota, Jeff Curley, Marian Berkowitz, and Stephenson Aman at Partners Health Care.  Not present, Mike Chiu

Saturday, August 26, 2017


The mission of the SEF is to promote learning opportunities for all Somerville residents. This will be achieved by raising and distributing funds, facilitating discussion and promoting best practices related to education.

Goals
2017-18  Objectives
Create sustainable organization that will last and grow
1) Work with core community groups to build a diverse and effective board
2) Build community through fun, interactive, and inclusive events like Somerville Steam Social (S^3)
3) Create social media community assets (Website, Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Support education through fundraising and grants
1) Generate a portfolio of revenue that attracts major contributors and small donors
2) Coordinate grant giving with allied groups such as the Scholarship Fund, Duhamel Initiative, and others to maximize funds to support all learners.
Support learning through informed discussion
1) Create a website and e-mail list to encourage evidence-based discussions on topics of interest to the community
2) Host forums about topics of interest to the community and publish summary reports.
3) Work with the City and Somerville Public Schools to come up with a comprehensive plan for lifelong learning

Draft 2017-18 Calendar (+ office hours at Block 11 with Joe and with Mary in fall, winter, and spring)
  1. Thu Sep 14 - 8-10 PM SEF/S^3 Meet-Up 8-9:30pm - Hosts: Marian Berkowitz & Dave Turin
  2. Wed Oct 18 - 8-10 PM Hosts: Becky Masterson Wong & Gordon Wong; Guest speaker: Jack Schneider
  3. Wed Nov 15 - 6-8 PMFabville @Somerville High School
  4. Thu Jan 18 - 6-8 PM STEAM Social at Greentown Labs
  5. Thu Feb 12 - 6-8 PM SEF Meet-Up Hosts: Jeff and Abby: Guest speaker: Paul Reville
  6. Thu Mar 15 - 6-8 PM STEAM Social at Greentown Labs 6:00-8:00pm
  7. Thu Apr 19 – 8-10 PM SEF/S^3 Meet-Up
  8. Thu May 17 - 8-10 PM SEF/S^3 Meet-Up
  9. ????????? – End of Year Meeting and Social

Get involved.  Send an e-mail to Greg Nadeau <gnadeau7@gmail.com> or Marian Berkowitz <marmb2@gmail.com>.

Would you like to be considered for a seat on the SEF Board? Contact Nancy Curtatone <ncurtatone@hotmail.com>.

SEF has adopted the following three strategic goals:

By All Means. Prioritize community resources to first ensure that all children and young people are secure in basic needs for food , shel...