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The Gloucester School Connection is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization run by and supported solely by the community. Our mission is to enhance education and reward innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools. We are a vehicle for private funding in public education with a system-wide, rather than school centered view. Our goal is to expand educational opportunities for Gloucester students by supplementing, never replacing, regularly budgeted school funding.

Grants Programs

The Connection administers two grant programs. The first is the Educational Grants Program that provides funding for curriculum based programs and projects directly affecting students in the classroom. Grant applications are accepted year round and are evaluated monthly during the school year. The second is the Irving Goodman Professional Development Grant. Awarded once a year, this grant funds educator centered learning and/or curriculum development.

Organization Structure

Connection operations are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members of the community. Directors are nominated and elected to serve three-year terms to ensure continuity of leadership.

Each of Gloucester's public schools is represented on the Board by a liaison. The liaison is available to assist educators at their school with the grant application process and presents his/her school's grant applications for review.

Funding

Funding for grants and operations comes primarily from donations from individuals and the Gloucester business community. In addition, the Connection holds several fundraising events throughout the year.