Nancy Kail

GREENWICH ALLIANCE LEARNS AT THE AVID NATIONAL CONFERENCE – “Reframing Student Potential”

AVID National Conference in Dallas focused on the strong message of “Reframing Student Potential”
The Greenwich Public Schools have 300 students enrolled in the AVID Elective an opportunity and expectation gap closing system and it is working.
The Alliance is committed to designing a comprehensive support program for all things AVID including scholarships, mentoring, financial literacy, and more and will be looking to our community to help.

United Way Promotes Financial Literacy with New Program 

Greenwich United Way launched a financial literacy program, a six-week pilot course called Finance Champions at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich on Nov. 1. The program is modeled after the Greenwich United Way Reading Champions reading fluency program and aims to provide local youth with the required education on personal finance. Finance Champions is sponsored in part by U.S. Trust and targets a pre-teen audience. Students for the pilot were selected by the Boys & Girls Club based on need and interest. read more...

Greenwich United Way Welcomes New Board Members

“Local Insights. Lasting Results, the Greenwich United Way tag line says it all,” declared Greenwich United Way Board Chair, Karen Keegan, following a passed motion to elect five new members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Anne Franscioni, Diane Viton, Frank Carpenteri, Joui Hessel and Nancy Kail, and four members to its Advisory Board: Ken Mifflin, Lisa Baird, Frances Deutsch and Mary Laughlin during the organization’s Annual Meeting at Innis Arden Golf Club. read more...

Greenwich Alliance for Education Celebrates 10 Years

It all started around a dining room table ten years ago. Concerned about the persistent achievement gap in the Greenwich Public Schools, a group of town parents and leaders approached then-Greenwich Schools’ Superintendent Larry Leverett, with the desire to effect change. Leverett suggested the idea of a local education foundation. He saw that other municipalities had education foundations which were funded by the community and which provided additional programs and benefits to the town’s students. “Why did we bother? We were troubled that large numbers of public school students in our socioeconomically diverse town did not have access to programs and services they needed to be successful in school,” says Nancy Kail, whose dining room table served as the organization’s first conference table, and who herself served as the first chair of what became the Greenwich Alliance for Education, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. read more...