PFS recently awarded several $500-$2,000 mini-grants to support new and existing partnerships dedicated to college access and success.
A partnership between Salve Regina University and several Newport Public Schools, “Ecology Comes Alive” is an illustrative example of a PFS mini-grant in action. Dr. Kathleen Knickerson, a professor in Salve’s Education Department, and several 4th grade teachers in a local Newport school utilized the PFS mini-grant to bring in fresh materials from the Narraganset Bay in an interactive ecology science unit.
Complete! The PFS Advisory Council has successfully concluded a six-month strategic planning process. The results of this planning are featured in the PFS Mission, Vision, and Values statements found here. These statements form the guidelines of the program and articulate the vision of PFS for Rhode Island PK-16 education.